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Snow Alert: These California Ski Resorts Now Have Fresh Powder

Thanks to a winter storm across the state, some resorts may see up to three feet before Wednesday

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Posted 4 years agoby Jené Shaw

Just in time for a long holiday weekend, California ski resorts are getting a coat of fresh snow courtesy of a recent winter storm. From Big Bear Mountain Resort to Northstar California Resort in Lake Tahoe, mountains may get up to three feet before the storm clears out on Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Times reported on the big snow coming to California, detailing what’s expected for each resort. Get a real-time report from these Instagram shots directly from the mountain.


Heavenly Resort has seen 11 inches in the past week, with a couple more inches expected tonight. Insider tip: You can text “Heavenly” to 99-000 for the most up-to-date mountain weather updates.

Northstar reports its current weather conditions as “powder,” with four inches in the past 24 hours. The summit is currently around 36" and counting. Check out the resort's current conditions page to keep tabs on open lifts.

Mammoth Mountain’s recent snowfall is at 11–18 inches and counting, perfectly timed for the upcoming U.S. Freeski and Snowboard Grand Prix January 18–21. The country's best skiers and snowboarders will compete for Olympic spots at the Mammoth event, and Team USA athletes will be named for both men's and women's snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe, freeski halfpipe, and freeski slopestyle teams. Check out our California Questionnaire with defending slopestyle gold medalist and South Lake Tahoe resident Jamie Anderson.

On Tuesday, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows had 37 inches at the summit with 73 trails open, after receiving three inches of snow overnight. According to the resort's weather blog, the final snowfall forecast is 0–1 inches above 7,000 feet and 4–9 inches above 8,000 feet. Check lift and grooming conditions here.

Big Bear Mountain Resort is in full snow-dance mode in hopes of turning the storm's rain into snow to add to its two-foot base. Check its daily mountain and snow report for the latest info.


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