Wednesday, January 28, 2009
More Snow in California Ski Resorts
It was just in the nick of time, as warm temperatures had been threatening mountain resorts' snow conditions for two weeks. The weather let up Monday (for an amazing powder day, I might add) with just a few snow flurries and is expected to return to crisp, sunny skies Tuesday. Here's how some west coast resorts stacked up on Monday:
Mountain High reported two inches of natural snowfall matched with overnight temperatures in the teens, which enabled the resort to make more snow. Over the hill at Bear Mountain natural accumulation was four inches. Snowmaking is expected to continue for several days. Mammoth Mountain reported five feet of fresh snow accumulated over the last four days. Northstar-at-Tahoe reports a seven-day snowfall total of two feet at the summit. There was plenty of shredding to be had at Sierra-at-Tahoe, too, where 34 inches were recorded at the summit over the weekend. Nearby Kirkwood Mountain Resort was graced with up to 39 inches of snow, reporting that the top foot of snow is lighter than the snow underneath it.