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First Turns of the 09/10 Season

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

So this storm diddn’t end up being the 2-3ft dump we needed to really kickstart the season, but it did dump 8-12″ on the higher elevations. Just barely enough to get some skiing done. It was only 15 degrees at the trailhead and I was worried I would be cold, but once I got moving I was fine just in a Icebreaker BodyFit 200 base layer, my Mammut Outline as an insulating layer, and a Mammut Ultimate Hoody to keep me dry.  Up at the Mt. Rose summit area there was just enough snow to skin up and find a north facing aspect that had some base before the storm. After that I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Despite a few core shots it was a fun morning and a great way to start the season!

November Snow In Tahoe

Friday, November 13th, 2009

An early season storm rolled through Tahoe yesterday night leaving up to 6 inches of snow close to the sierra crest.  Squaw Valley reported 4-6″ at High Camp, and that is consistent with what I saw at Alpine Meadows.  With cold temps over the next few days this snow should stick around a while on north facing aspects and should provide a base for when that first big storm that everyone is waiting for rolls through. Be patient, it will be time to bust out the beacons, shovels, probes, and a pair of Megawatts soon enough. The pics below were taken at Alpine Meadows on the morning of Nov 12.

Roundhouse and Summit 6 at Alpine Meadows 11.12.09

Roundhouse and Summit 6 at Alpine Meadows 11.12.09

Fresh snow at Alpine Meadows November 12th, 2009

Fresh snow at Alpine Meadows November 12th, 2009

Winter is on the Way!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

An early season storm has left the mountains around Tahoe with a blanket of white. Not enough accumulation here on the north shore to make any turns, but the east shore was rumored to have gotten some lake effect snow that may have piled up enough for October pow turns. Although its unlikely that this snow will stick around long, its certainly gotten people pumped for winter. Here at Tahoe Mountain Sports is no exception. We are getting new winter gear in every day including the new Cloudveil 09/10 Line and the New Black Diamond Power Series Skis. Get excited, winter is on the way!

October Snow in Tahoe 10.5.09

October Snow in Tahoe 10.5.09

2/13 Lake Tahoe Weather and Conditions Update

Friday, February 13th, 2009
This is a beautiful thing.

This is a beautiful thing.

Its been an amazing week for skiing and riding here in Lake Tahoe. Sunday night’s forecast of 4-8″ turned into 20″ of light blower pow in my driveway, and much more at higher elevations.  Since then, mother nature has been nice enough to drop new snow every night and let the weather clear up for a bit during the day to let the skiers play. These last three systems have all been cold, dropping all snow here in the Lake Tahoe Basin and the forecast has a series of systems bringing more snow to the area through the next week! This is the time to hop on a pair of Black Diamond Megawatts and see why the powder hounds love this ski. All this new snow has increased the avalanche danger, so be sure to check out the avy report from the Sierra Avalanche Center before heading out into the backcountry. Also, you can keep up on the weather here in Kings Beach with our live web cam.

Winter Finally Arrives!

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Just in time for the Holidays, winter has finally arrived in Tahoe! As you can see from the shot below we are currently experiencing heavy snow here in Kings Beach. We have approximately 6′-8″ on the ground here at lake level with another 10″ to a foot expected in the next 24 hours. It has been very cold over the past 48 hours here in Tahoe and the snow is very light and dry, I can’t wait to see what the coverage looks like up on the higher elevations! Keep checking back here for updates, and as always our webcam has a live video feed from here in downtown Kings Beach.

Kings Beach in a whiteout, 12/15/08

Kings Beach in a whiteout, 12/15/08

11/10 Weather and Conditions Update

Monday, November 10th, 2008

It’s another cool and grey day here in Tahoe. This weekend’s precipitation brought some new snow to elevations over 8,000ft, but it looks like we are going be waiting a while for that first big snowstorm that really signals game on for ski season. We are expecting more moisture starting tomorrow, but it looks too warm to be a significant snow event.

SNOW LEVELS IN THE TAHOE
AREA WILL BE 7000 RISING TO 8000 FEET TUESDAY NIGHT…SO ONLY
CHANCE AT ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE ABOVE PASS LEVEL.

After that the forecast calls for warm and dry conditions through next weekend. The pic below was taken this morning, Mt. Tallac with a little snow and some smoke from a controlled burn near Tahoma.

Lake Tahoe 11/10 2008

Lake Tahoe 11/10 2008

Tahoe Weather and Conditions Update

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

As you can see from our Live Kings Beach Webcam,  It’s been a grey and rainy couple days here in Tahoe, and more precipitation is in the forecast, hopefully some snow. This latest wave brought some wet snow over 8,000 ft. but mostly just a steady rain to the Tahoe Basin. Another storm was forecast to bring lower snow levels today, but NOAA doesn’t seem to impressed in the latest update:

 “EXPECT SCT SHOWERS IN THE SIERRA NAD NEAR
THE ORGON BORDER WITH THAT NEXT SHORT WAVE…BUT ISOLATED SHOWERS
ELSEWHERE THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN 6-6500
FT NORTH OF I-80 TO AS HIGH AS 7500 FEET TOWARD THE MAMMOTH AREA.
ANY SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE LIGHT AND CONFINED CLOSE TO THE
SIERRA CREST.”

So it looks like we are going to get a little taste of winter but not enough snow to really get ski season going. We have a ton of new winter gear waiting to be reviewed like the Black Diamond Megawatt powder ski, and the new Method AT boot, as well as the latest outerwear from Patagonia, Cloudveil, and Mammut. Keep checking back for the latest Lake Tahoe Weather and Conditions and winter gear reviews as soon as it snows.

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