Sinkhole in Grass Valley now seven-stories deep

Extreme weather in January has led to flooding and several sinkholes in the Sierra Foothills. One in Grass Valley is now seven-stories deep, according to city officials. On Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors ratified “a Proclamation of a Local Emergency in Nevada County due to Extreme Weather from an Atmospheric River Event and […]

Tahoe ski resorts welcome two feet of fresh snow

“Storm total snow accumulations: 12 to 24 inches above 7,000 feet, with 6 to 12 inches between 6,000 and 7,000 feet, including Lake Tahoe. Highest accumulations will be along and west of Highway 89 and above 7500 feet in Mono County. Two to six inches east of Highway 395 in Mono County,” according to the […]

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.

Five Tahoe ski resorts have more than 300 inches of snow

“Last season, not one Tahoe ski resort broke the 300 inch mark all season,” according to Snow Brains. “This year, we have five California ski resorts above 300 inches, and it’s only February.” Sugar Bowl has 361 inches of snow, Boreal has 311.5 inches, Sierra-at-Tahoe has 310 inches, Northstar has 307 inches, and Kirkwood has […]

Winter storms get South Yuba River roaring back to life (video)

This weekend’s winter storms got the South Yuba River roaring back to life. A warm, wet storm, which forecasters described as an “atmospheric river,” drenched the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra. Snow fell at higher elevations — near 8,000 feet. The rushing South Yuba River, visible in both Nevada County, CA, and Placer County, was […]

Video: Weekend storm could bring up to 4 feet of snow at high elevations

It’s been snowing at the Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts this week, and they have been making snow all week. A big storm is coming this weekend. More details in this video:

Tahoe-Truckee ski areas expect bigger snow dump Friday — extend discounts

It’s snowing hard at Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts, and much more is on the way later this week. Ski areas also are extending their discounts. The deadline for the lowest price on an “Epic Pass” (which includes Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood) has been extended until Friday. The deadline for the lowest price on the “Tahoe Super […]

Tahoe-Truckee ski areas expect new snow this week

The Tahoe-Truckee ski areas are doing a “snow dance” for this week, when new snow and cold air is expected to come into the area. The cold air is also welcome because it will clear the way for lots of snowmaking. “A major weather pattern change will occur early this week as a strong cold […]