After getting a sizable amount of snow last week and with more arriving Tuesday, Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort has decided to open Friday, Nov. 30 for the 2018-19 season.
Sierra-at-Tahoe announced Tuesday that opening day for skiing and snowboarding. Located off Highway 50 near South Lake Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe received between 19-24 inches of snow during the Thanksgiving holiday. A storm that arrived Tuesday afternoon and will last into Friday could dump up to 2 feet of fresh snow
Sierra-at-Tahoe will have three lifts and one surface lift scheduled to operate, conditions permitting. Early-season conditions are present throughout the mountain and skiers and riders are asked to obey all signs and closures, watch for unmarked obstacles and to stay on groomed runs.
“Mother Nature has been delivering the goods this past week,” said John Rice, Sierra-at-Tahoe General Manager. “We are excited to have a snowy start to the season and look forward to seeing everyone on the mountain this Friday.”
Currently, there are six Lake Tahoe ski resorts open – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California, Mt. Rose, Kirkwood Mountain and Boreal Mountain.
Sugar Bowl is also scheduled to open Nov. 30. This week’s snow will likely mean more resorts will be opening for skiing and snowboarding.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded a winter storm watch to a winter storm warning Wednesday night for Lake Tahoe. There could be 2 feet of snow over the next few days.
The winter storm warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 4 a.m. Friday for areas that include Incline Village, Nevada, Truckee and South Lake Tahoe.
The first in the series of systems arrived Tuesday afternoon in the Tahoe Basin.
“Accumulating snowfall may lead to some travel impacts by this evening across the passes on Interstate 80 and Highway 50,” warns the NWS.
The NWS says up to a foot of snow is expected in the mountains with 2 feet or more above elevations of 7,000 feet into Friday.
Sierra-at-Tahoe is scheduled to open Grandview Express lift, Nob Hill and Easy Rider Express, as well as Magic Carpet. Sierra Snowsports School will be offering adult and children’s lessons, and snowplay at Blizzard Mountain will be available.
The first hundred chairs on Grandview Express will be treated to a cup of Drink Coffee Do Stuff coffee and KIND Snacks while they take their first lift ride of the season. After guests have enjoyed a few turns, they are invited to join the Sierra staff at noon on Solstice Plaza to sample local brews from Sierra-at-Tahoe while kicking off the season with a toast. Dining will be available in Mama’s Kitchen, Java Junction and The Pub.
Visit www.sierraattahoe.com for more information.