Tahoe Ski Report Makes Skiers Sad

You can ski if you really want to in Tahoe, but it will be on the stuff made by man and not the weather.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012  |  Updated 4:33 PM PDT
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Tahoe Ski Report Makes Skiers Sad

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The snow survey in Tahoe this week showed the record low totals.  The news is very discouraging for ski enthusiasts.

This week's ski report is not much better. The only white stuff in Northern California is man made:

  • Alpine Meadows _ Wed 1:04 pm packed powder machine groomed 9 - 18 base 8 of 100 trails 8% open, 200 acres, 6 of 14 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
  • Bear Mountain _ Wed 6:55 am hard packed machine groomed 24 - 36 base 26 of 27 trails 99% open, 10 of 12 lifts, Mon-Fri: 8:30a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8a-4:30p Jan 04-06: 8a-4:30p;
  • Bear Valley _ Wed 10:09 am variable machine groomed 18 - 18 base 8 of 82 trails 20% open, 280 acres, 6 of 9 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
  • Boreal _ Wed 5:43 am packed powder machine groomed 18 - 24 base 5 of 41 trails, 13% open 3 of 8 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-9p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;
  • Dodge Ridge _ Opening Soon for Snow Sports
  • Donner Ski Ranch _ Opening Soon for Snow Sports
  • Heavenly _ Wed 8:16 am packed powder machine groomed 18 - 24 base 25 of 97 trails, 20% open194 acres, 21 of 30 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p; 8:30a-4p;
  • Kirkwood _ Wed 11:27 am packed powder 18 - 20 base 6 of 72 trails, 9% open 4 of 12 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
  • Northstar _ Wed 6:28 am variable machine groomed 18 - 26 base 26 of 97 trails 27% open, 221 acres, 14 of 20 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 8:30a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p;
  • Sierra at Tahoe _ Wed 11:35 am variable machine groomed 6 - 18 base 4 of 46 trails 9% open, 5 of 14 lifts, Mon-Fri: 8:30a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
  • Soda Springs _ Wed 5:43 am hard packed 6 - 8 base 1 of 42 trails, 3% open Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
  • Squaw Valley _ Tue 9:03 am packed powder machine groomed 12 - 12 base 4 of 170 trails 15% open, 100 acres, 8 of 30 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
  • Sugar Bowl _ Wed 6:23 am hard packed machine groomed 10 - 20 base 15 of 95 trails 16% open, 5 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
  • Tahoe Donner _ Opening Soon for Snow Sports
  • Bear Valley XC _ Mon 7:57 am variable 1 - 3 base Mon-Fri: 9a-4:30p Sat/Sun: 9a-4:30p;
  • Kirkwood XC _ Operating, no details
  • Tahoe Donner XC _ Opening Soon for Snow Sports
  • Diamond Peak _ Wed 5:11 am packed powder machine groomed 24 - 36 base 9 of 31 trails 48% open, 4 of 6 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
  • Mt Rose _ Tue 7:32 am packed powder machine groomed 12 - 18 base 11 of 60 trails, 10% open 4 of 8 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;

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