For the past month, Truckee/Lake Tahoe has been enjoying its share of rain, snow and more snow! As of last week, the officials that monitor the level of our lakes and rivers shared some staggering statistics. Among the news was the addition of 33.6 billion, yes BILLION, gallons of water that have dumped into Lake Tahoe since January 1st, and we’re expecting to see a lot more in the upcoming months. Additionally, the Truckee River, which stretches across 121 miles in length, has reached a depth (on average) of nearly six feet and is expected to reach over nine feet in depth this week.
For those who remember the ‘good-old-days’ when weather like this was the norm, and new neighbors whose eyes have been opened to the level of the snowpack, we can all concur that there’s plenty of snow on our mountains for ski and snowboard enthusiasts and hundreds of trails and open terrain to please the novice to most advanced snowmobilers and backcountry enthusiasts.
The chart below provides a representation of the snowfall and chairlift operations at our local ski resorts. For the most up to date ski and snow report on a daily basis, we recommend OnTheSnow.com
|Resort||Snow Condition||Summit Depth||Open Trails||Open Lifts|
|Squaw Valley||Powder / Wet||173”||148/197||32/42|
|Diamond Peak||Packed Powder||106”||31/31||5/7|
|Mount Rose||Machine Groomed||163”||60/60||8/8|
Not a downhill skier? Not a problem.
As America’s year-round playground, winter activities abound. Here in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe area, there are many snowmobile companies who provide clothing, equipment and guided tours for enthusiasts of all levels.
Here’s a quick list to get your motor running:
Tahoe Sierra Snowmobiling
Looking for something a little more peaceful? There’s something to be said about packing a picnic and taking in Mother Nature on a pair of cross-country skis or snowshoes. And as one would expect here in the High Sierra, the selections are many for locations and local advice on where to go and what to see along the way.
A short list of some of our favorites follows:
Royal Gorge (the largest Nordic resort in the USA)
As Lake Tahoe continues to acquire gallons of water, we look forward to active and fun summer ahead in and around the lakes and streams of the High Sierra. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a property in Truckee or the Lake Tahoe area, now is the time to buy!