Pacific Storm Brings Snow to Lake Tahoe

Monday, Dec 24, 2012  |  Updated 5:04 PM PDT
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 Thanks to another massive Pacific storm system that enshrouded the slopes with more than five feet of fresh snow, Lake Tahoe reported on Monday the highest snowfall totals of all major ski destinations in the lower 48 states. That means at some resorts, the summit elevations surpassed the 240-inch mark.

Lake Tahoe businesses reported that with less than a week of winter officially in the books, Lake Tahoe ski resorts have already recorded more than 50 percent of their average annual snowfall totals making the Christmas holiday the second snowiest on record.

With forecasters now calling for a perfect blend of additional snow and blue skies over the holidays, skiers and snowboarders, the resorts said in a joint statement, can expect a "climactic week of bottomless powder turns to cap off a memorable December."

 The latest round of storms has allowed all seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts to open 100 percent of their terrain in advance of the Christmas holidays.

The holiday week will be filled with family-friendly festivals and performances including plenty of Santa sightings on the slopes, according to the businesses.

The second annual SnowGlobe Festival is expected to draw upwards of 10,000 party-goers to supplement the massive crowds that traditionally spill out into the Stateline casino corridor to celebrate the stroke of midnight resulting in the biggest slope-side New Year's Eve block party on the planet.

For complete details on booking a winter getaway to Lake Tahoe, please visit www.SkiLakeTahoe.com.

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