Monster Snowpack In Tahoe Makes For Longer Ski Season

LAKE TAHOE (CBS/AP) — A monster snowpack will keep skiers and snowboarders on the slopes longer than usual in the Sierra Nevada.

Ski resorts, which typically shut down for the season in April, are announcing plans to extend the season to take advantage of one of the snowiest winters since 1970.

Squaw Valley USA just north of Lake Tahoe says it will stay open through at least Memorial Day after its snowiest winter since it began keeping records in 1970.

The resort received 57 feet of snow, surpassing its previous record of 55 feet of snow set in the 1994-95 season.

The Boreal resort atop Donner Summit says it will extend daily operations to April 24 and weekend operations during May as conditions permit. It reported a resort record of 64 feet of snow.

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  • Joel Raes

    Great, hope I can find time to make it up!


    Joel Raes

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