After a less than optimal snow season in the Sierra Nevada, winter has made a triumphant return to Lake Tahoe, dumping nearly 20 inches of Pacific powder on the region. Squaw Valley has reported 16 inches of new snowfall in the past 24 hours, Alpine Meadows has received 17 inches and Kirkwood has seen 14 inches of fresh snow.
The weather radar for California. Image courtesy of NOAA.
For all of you powder chasers in California, this weekend is an optimal opportunity to get some late season powder turns in before breaking that mountain bike out of storage. If you needed any more motivation, check out the photos from Squaw and Alpine above, and take a look at some of the social updates from Lake Tahoe below:
— Alpine Meadows (@skialpine) April 25, 2014
Spring is the new winter! 16″ and counting. Lift hours extended to 9am-3:30 this Sat/Sun. #squawlifts
— Squaw Valley (@SquawValley) April 25, 2014
— Kirkwood Mountain (@KirkwoodMtn) April 25, 2014