Ski Season is Here!

You may not be aware but Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Heavenly open for the season today with Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Bear Valley and Serra at Tahoe all scheduled to open in the next week.  Two big storms have dumped up to 48” so far this season which makes for good base and more importantly a base for adding man-made snow. I plan on hitting the slopes Thanksgiving weekend which is about as early as I ever go, and I was curious to what the experts predict:  Most forecasters say that a repeat of last year, when the Tahoe Basin and much of the Sierra Nevada saw some of the largest snow totals on record, is unlikely and that a more normal winter might be in store. The 2018 edition of the venerable Old Farmer’s Almanac, which was founded in 1792, says the overall winter in the West will be much colder, not colder than normal, and also not as wet as last year and they’re looking for a return to more normal winter conditions in regards to temperature and precipitation.

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