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Skiers at Sugar Bowl get ready for a run.

Skiers, Boarders Delight As Sierra Storm Dumps Much-Needed Snow On Tahoe Resorts

The Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar resorts just north of Lake Tahoe reported 16-17 inches of new snow.

8 hours ago

Lake Tahoe (credit: Hanna Bankston/UGC/CBS Local)

Snow In Tahoe This Weekend? There’s A Chance

There is an “inside slider” that will bring partly cloudy skies beginning Friday to the Greater Lake Tahoe area, with a CHANCE of snow showers over the weekend. Otherwise, long range computer models suggest a shot of snow on February 27 and 28.

02/17/2015

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Drought Prompts Cancellation Of World Cup Ski, Snowboard Event At Squaw Valley

Another dry winter in the Sierra Nevada has prompted the cancellation of World Cup skicross and snowboardcross races at the Squaw Valley resort in early March.

02/17/2015

(Cat Conners)

Hundreds Return To Eastern Sierra Towns Charred By Wildfire

More than 200 people from two communities ravaged by a wildfire in the Eastern Sierra are now being allowed back in.

02/10/2015

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Sierra Snowpack Far Below Normal After Warm, Dry January

California’s second snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal after a dry, unusually warm January.

01/29/2015

Snow surveyor. (CBS)

Warm Winter Projection Could Hurt Ski Season, Drought Recovery

Historic rainfall totals in December edged Northern California above normal rainfall for this time of year, a rarity during the state’s 3-year drought, but while the long-range rain projections continue to look promising, expectations of warm weather ahead could mean we’ll end up with another disappointing year for Sierra snow.

01/07/2015

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

1st Sierra Snow Pack Measurement This Winter Comes Up Short

Officials with the California Department of Water Resources measured the Sierra Nevada snow pack Tuesday — the first measurement of the snow pack this winter and things came up short.

12/30/2014

(CBS Graphic)

2 Killed In Plane Crash In Sierra Nevada Foothills

Two people are dead after a small plane crashed not far from an airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California.

12/24/2014

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

White Christmas: Heavy Snow Expected Wednesday In Tahoe Area

Tahoe area road crews have already started applying de-icing solution to local roads and highways in anticipation of a winter storm that should bring a white Christmas to the Sierra.

12/24/2014

A road rage incident on I-80 heading toward the Sierra was captured on camera. (CBS

Santa Clara Woman Arrested After I-80 Road Rage Rampage Caught On Cellphone Video

A Santa Clara woman made her first court appearance Tuesday after a road rage incident was captured in a dramatic cellphone video that showed a vehicle forcing a car off a mountain highway.

12/23/2014

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