Yet another Northern California ski resort is closing early due to a lack of snow amid the state’s historic drought.
A ski resort south of Lake Tahoe has suspended its winter operations due to a lack of snow and could end up closing the rest of the season for the earliest time in about 40 years.
The Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar resorts just north of Lake Tahoe reported 16-17 inches of new snow.
A college student from Alameda was killed in a skiing accident in Colorado on Monday, Summit County coroner’s officials said.
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.
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.
For snow to fall in Tahoe three things need to happen. First, The air must contain sufficient moisture. Secondly, The air must be forced upward. And lastly, the air temperature must cool to 32 degrees or below as the air is rising.
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.
There’s a blizzard warning for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to make it to the high country.
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