Tahoe: 12 Feet of Snow in 13 Days!

One man killed by Tahoe avalanche

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    In the Christmas season of 2008, Tahoe picked up 12 feet of snow in 13 days.

    North Lake Tahoe wanted snow and they got it – and then some.

    Since Christmas Eve, Mother Nature has delivered nearly four feet of new snow at the ski resorts’ higher elevations, resulting in some of the best snow conditions in the country, and a storm total of 12 feet in the last 13 days.

    “We do snow in North Lake Tahoe,” said Andy Chapman, tourism director of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “So although this is a significant amount of new snow in a short period of time, our roads and sidewalks are cleared and the ski resorts, restaurants and retail are up and running with staff eager to assist skiers and boarders.”

    North Lake Tahoe has the largest concentration of ski resorts in the country.

    Chapman said due to the abundance of new snow all the region’s downhill and cross country ski resorts are open, including Alpine Meadows, Boreal Mountain Resort, Northstar-at-Tahoe and others.

    For more information about ski resorts and regional special events, along with current weather conditions in North Lake Tahoe, click to www.GoTahoeNorth.com.

    New Snow Causes Avalanche

    All the fresh snow is considered partly to blame for a deadly avalanche at Squaw Valley, investigators said Friday.

    Rescuers found Randall Davis, 21, buried under several feet of snow Thursday.

    They said he was an expert skier, but he and his ski partner were in a heavily wooded area, and got separated in blowing snow.

    The ski patrol used search dogs and electronic tracking devices to find Davis.