Spring Snow Wallops Sierra Nevada, Powder Totals Continue to Climb | NBC Bay Area

Spring Snow Wallops Sierra Nevada, Powder Totals Continue to Climb



    Peter Morning/ MMSA

    Don't put away those skis and snowboards just yet.

    The Sierra Nevada is in mid-winter form after receiving roughly two to three inches of fresh powder since recent storms brought even more snowfall to an already blanketed region.

    Spring has already been in effect for nearly three weeks, but Squaw Valley's base depth is still sitting at a whopping 256 inches, according to the resort's website. For perspective, that's more than 21 feet of snow packed tightly at the base of popular ski resort, which has recorded 682 inches of snow this winter. For the curious, that amount is almost six stories tall.

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    The recent round of wet weather is also pounding mountains south of Lake Tahoe with even more powder. Mammoth Mountain is expected to accumulate roughly five feet of new snow once the latest systems move out of the area.

    The ski resort located southeast of Yosemite National Park has tallied 578 inches of snow this season, according to the resort's website.

    With a solid snowpack in place this late in the ski season, many resorts across California may remain open through the Fourth of July holiday if conditions permit.

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