Tahoe resorts could get 1-2 feet of new snow this week

“After an extended mild and dry period, we will finally see a winter storm impact the Sierra and northwest Nevada Wednesday into Thursday,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The snow levels will start around 8000 feet “with a sharp drop” to 5,000 feet. The storm will include gusty winds — up to […]

Skiers and snowboarders rejoice: Epic snow dump possible next winter

El Niño is forecast to weaken through the spring with conditions in the equatorial Pacific Ocean potentially transitioning to La Niña next fall, according to the latest monthly outlook issued this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “The strong 2010-11 La Niña contributed to record winter snowfall, spring flooding and drought across […]

Lake Tahoe is only 11 inches below its natural rim

Thanks to winter storms, about 28 billion gallons of water have flowed into Lake Tahoe since December 9. Another 1.7 feet of elevation gain is expected between March 1 and summer —often its high point. Our ski resort directory is here.

Winter 2016: D.C. panda makes snow angels while Tahoe skiers rejoice

Out West we are enjoying the return of big snowfalls, which is heartwarming to the merchants, ski resorts and locals who have endured a prolonged drought. This month Truckee has won a “ski town of the year” honor. Back East, meanwhile, the Eastern Seaboard is experience one of the worst blizzards in years. Double-digit snowfalls […]

Storm drops more than 16 inches of snow on Squaw and Alpine

The winter storm moving through the Sierra Nevada has now delivered 16 inches of fresh snow to Squaw Valley and 17 inches to Alpine Meadows since the snow began to fall early Friday morning. The snow is expected to continue into the evening, bringing a thick blanket of fresh powder to Squaw and Alpine’s slopes. […]

Let it snow: A weekend winter wonderland ahead

A winter storm moved through Northern California, finally bringing snow to the Sierra. Another system is expected to bring more snow over the mountain. It is well timed for skiing, XC skiing, riding, snow-carving contests and Super Bowl parties. The HGTV Dream Home in Truckee also is open to tours. The new snow is going […]

Forecast: “decent” snow possible for skiers by this weekend

“The low and cold front will join to bring what looks like some decent snowfall and falling temperatures into Friday, with snow showers possibly lingering into Saturday” in the Tahoe-Truckee region, according to OpenSnow.com. “For the mountains we can equate that to feet of snow as a rough estimate until we get closer and have […]

Christmas trees in Auburn, Nevada City, Truckee and Yosemite

We collected photos of Christmas trees from throughout the region for you to see. They are all beautiful, in wonderful and historic settings. •Downtown Auburn’s Central Square (from Mary West on Facebook): •Robinson Plaza in historic downtown Nevada City, with lit-up Pelton Wheel: BELOW •Blanketed in snow in historic Truckee: •Yosemite National Park Visitor’s Center: […]