The last day of skiing for the 2016/2017 season in the Tahoe area was at Squaw Valley on July 15th, 2017. Riders were still making turns on the Palisades, Gold Coast and Shirley Lake into the hot days of summer after celebrating the 4th of July on the slopes. Will 2017/2018 season live up to last season? Snow lovers are keeping a close eye on the weather reports but only time will tell.
The first snow of the season arrived this year on September 21st. After a typical Tahoe fall with temperatures in the 70's, some significant snow is in the forecast for this weekend. It’s time to check your gear, make sure you have your pass in hand and get ready to make your first turns of the season.
Mount Rose was the first resort to open this year on October 27th and 28th. With the north facing mountain and the cold temperatures early in the month, the resort was able to open one run for 2 days of riding. Squaw Valley has run the snow guns this week with low temperatures at night and Northstar is sure to follow.
Winter is coming. The resorts are getting ready. Are you?
Below are some projected opening dates for resorts.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: Open!
Northstar California: November 17, 2017
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: Both Resorts are scheduled to open November 17, 2017
Heavenly: November 17, 2017
Kirkwood: November 22, 2017
Sugar Bowl: Late November
Diamond Peak: December 14, 2017