With 13 atmospheric rivers bringing snow and moisture throughout the Sierra Nevada this season, the gift that keeps on giving may produce snowfall records at all three South Tahoe ski resorts.
To date resorts have received 545-668 inches or 45-55 feet from early November through March 24, approaching historic levels — and there’s still another month of skiing/snowboarding with more snow in the forecast early next week.
“Miracle March,” historically the area’s most prolific snowfall month, has already delivered nine feet of snow in the first week of March alone. As of March 24, totals hit 545 inches at Heavenly Mountain Resort – its record is 564 inches at the summit in 2016-17; while Kirkwood Mountain Resort is currently at 672 inches with its all-time record at 700 in 2010-11; and Sierra-at-Tahoe boasts 655 inches at the summit making this year the second highest annual snowfall to-date and is still climbing toward its highest record of 763 inches in the 2010-11 season.
Other substantial snowfall years for South Shore’s ski resorts include: 1983, 1995, 2006 and 2017. It all translates to more of a great thing with a longer winter for visitors and locals to enjoy unbelievable conditions and that renowned Tahoe hospitality. www.visitlaketahoe.com.