The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a plan for Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to build two chairlifts and a snow bridge across Highway 431 to access 11 new trails proposed farther down the resort located between Incline Village and Reno.
The latest round of storms off the Pacific Ocean have rivaled any in recent years, so much so that a number of resorts closed temporarily and others had to cut back on skiable terrain.
Catchin' the corn is springtime ritual. (Squaw Valley/Facebook)
Like many regions in the West, skiers and riders had to wait until March before all the trails and slopes were open. In California, a trio of resorts hope they can make it last as long as possible.
Excitement for this snowy March continues at Okemo. (Okemo/Facebook)
How about this start to March? We’ve already had two nor’easters to kick off the month and another may be around the corner.
Build your skills with an affordable and fun lesson. (Alyeska)
Ever have a friend with whom you’d love to hit slopes, but he or she has never skied or ridden before? If so, the annual Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month may just be the ticket.
Prepping the slopes for an October opening. (Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe)
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe will turn the lifts Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27- 28, 2017 for skiing and snowboarding. The fall tease ahead of the 2017-18 winter season will offer access to one beginner ski trail accessed by the Wizard chairlift from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. both days.
Squaw-Alpine wants to stay open all summer. (Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows/Facebook)
A bonanza year in much of the Sierra Nevada and plenty of late-season snow in the Rockies will keep a dozen ski and snowboard resorts operating into May and beyond.
Deep powder prevails at Heavenly (Heavenly/Facebook)
Snow everywhere you look around Lake Tahoe these days. (Heavenly/Facebook)
Ah, just like the old days … The trio of Pacific storms that recently slammed into the Sierra left behind record snow depths and wind speeds as high as 100 mph and forced nearly a dozen Lake Tahoe resorts to shut down their lifts.
Ropes are dropping on trails from California to Maine as snowstorms and snowmaking weather offer up one of the best starts to a winter in recent memory. As your options open up, mountain general managers from across the country shared with SnoCountry.com their not-to-miss routes for fun on the hill.
Killington grooms out Superstar in preparation for the first World Cup in the East in 25 years. (Killington)
Vermont's Killington Resort received the official approval from the FIS (Internal Ski Federation) for the Thanksgiving weekend Audi FIS Ski World Cup women's giant slalom and slalom events. Meanwhile, resorts across the country struggle to open for the 2016-17 season due to warm temperatures and lack of natural snowfall.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe received 7-18” of fresh snow from the first significant storm system to move through the Lake Tahoe area, and is planning to open for the season on Monday, October 31, 2016.
Following the Lake Tahoe region’s first significant winter storm that left 7-18 inches of fresh snow on the mountains at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, and with cold overnight temperatures expected to continue through the week, the Nevada resort plans to open for the 2016-17 winter season on Monday, October 31, 2016.
It’s just been too good at Lake Tahoe resorts this season – and so much better than recent years -- not to stay open longer than planned.
The first storm cycle of the season has brought much-need precipitation to California and the Pacific Northwest, and enough snow to open a few more resorts, and expanded terrain offerings in Colorado.
El Nino has finally arrived in the Sierra Mountains, and the 2015-16 ski and snowboard opened Wednesday with Mt. Rose spinning lifts for the season. Mammoth Mountain, which received 30 inches from the same storm, opens Thursday.
Buoyed by talk of El Niño and eternal optimism, the 14 alpine resorts around Lake Tahoe can’t wait to drop the ropes on the 2015-16 season.
Officials at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe say they will increase the minimum wage for all positions that were previously below, to a new minimum of $11 an hour. The increase represents a 33 percent increase over the standard $8.25 an hour mandated minimum wage in Nevada.
Four feet at Mt. Rose, two feet at Squaw Valley, 19 inches at Northstar – winter returned to the Tahoe area with a vengeance this past week. But, California and across the West will see things quieting down and warming up for much of Presidents' Week.