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North Tahoe Braces for Thanksgiving Storm

Published on: November 2015


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North Tahoe Braces for Thanksgiving Storm

NOAA predicts snow totals up to two feet


(North Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) November 24, 2015 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a winter storm warning for the North Lake Tahoe area and is predicting snowfall approaching two feet just in time for holiday weekend skiers and snowboarders.

High winds have already begun bringing in precipitation of a two-day winter storm resulting in snow falling at rates of one to two inches per hour at times. This precipitation falls after two previous storm fronts brought in approximately 116% more precipitation by November 11, 2015 than average years.

These early snowfalls allowed for many North Lake Tahoe ski resorts to open ahead of schedule. Six North Lake Tahoe ski resorts will be open for skiing and riding during the Thanksgiving weekend, with all 12 North Lake Tahoe ski resorts predicted to open by December 11. See below for a complete list of open resorts and projected opening dates for those yet to start turning lifts:

Alpine Meadows – Open

Boreal Mountain Resort – Open

Diamond Peak – Dec. 3

Donner Ski Ranch – TBA

Granlibakken – Sled Hill Open and Ski Hill to open Dec. 11

Homewood – Dec. 11

Mt. Rose – Open

Northstar California – Open

Soda Springs – TBA

Squaw Valley – Open

Sugar Bowl – Thanksgiving Day Nov. 26

Tahoe Donner – Dec. 11

For more information and current resort updates visit: www.GoTahoeNorth.com.

About North Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a crown jewel of the Sierra. Formed approximately two million years ago, it is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the United States. North Lake Tahoe spans two states and boasts two-dozen beaches, twelve ski resorts, hundreds of miles of biking trails, half a dozen communities, and a growing number of nationally recognized human-powered events, races and festivals. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. For the latest deals, check out the Deals tab on www.gotahoenorth.com.