Hola my friends,
We are finally seeing the temps drop into the low 20’s here @ 7800’! Mountain operations is out & blowing snow on chair 5 for the weekend here. Weather & Mother nature still just not quite ready to commit to winter. I have posted the long range forecast below. 7day looks cold & good for our snow making teams… This weekend we are reopening with Chair 5 Fridy, Saturday & Sunday. Have a Pass? Come and Ride!
2011/12 Kirkwood pass holders – if you haven’t picked up your pass yet, this weekend will be another great opportunity to beat the first powder day rush! 2010/11 Kirkwood pass holders, bring your old pass by the Season Pass Office and we’ll give you a ticket to ride for the day! 2011/12 pass holders from ANY OTHER RESORT (including employee pass holders), bring your physical pass by the Pass Office and you get a ticket to ride too! If you have a pass, come and ride!
Discount Adult 1st Time Lessons and Private Lessons: The Tahoe Learning Center will be offering limited lessons starting this Friday December 2nd. Adult 1st Time ski/board package: $50, includes 2 hour lesson and rentals for the day. Lessons run at 10:30am and 1:30pm and are available on a first come/first served basis. Please note that due to terrain restrictions, these lessons will be taught on the snow at the base area and not on the chairlift. Discounted private lessons: $60/1 hr, $120/2 hr; reservations are recommended, call 209.258.7360.
Preview Weekend Lodging Deals : $99 Studio Condos: Kick the winter season off in style! Wake up at Kirkwood in one of our Meadowside Studio Condos. All units feature a kitchen and natural wood burning fireplace. $99 per night + tax. Offer valid 12/2 - 12/4, subject to limited availability. Buy One Night, Get One FREE! Book one night of lodging in any of Kirkwood’s accommodations, and we’ll throw in the second night for FREE! Available travel dates 12/1 – 12/11. Two night minimum stay required, using promo code FREE. Offers are available on new reservations only, may not be combined with any other promotions, subject to limited availability. Book Online Now or call us toll free at 800.967.7500.
Tonight: Clear. Very windy. Lows 16 to 31 higher elevations... 27 to 35 lower elevations. Prevailing northeast winds 30 to 45 mph with gusts to around 85 mph decreasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 60 mph after midnight. Over ridges... prevailing northeast winds 50 to 65 mph with gusts to around 95 mph decreasing to 35 to 50 mph with gusts to around 80 mph after midnight.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Windy. Not as cool. Highs 34 to 49 higher elevations...49 to 57 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds 15 to 30 mph shifting to the northeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Over ridges...prevailing northeast winds 20 to 30 mph.
Friday Night: Clear. Lows 16 to 31 higher elevations...28 to 36 lower elevations. Prevailing northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 50 mph...except northeast 25 to 40 mph with gusts to around 65 mph over ridges.
Saturday: Sunny...windy. Highs 27 to 42 higher elevations... 44 to 52 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph...except northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 65 mph over ridges.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows 18 to 33.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs 35 to 50.
Sunday Night through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows 20 to 35. Highs 38 to 53.
LONG TERM...SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
HIGH CONFIDENCE THE BLOCKING PATTERN WITH RIDGE IN THE PACIFIC BETWEEN 130W TO 140W AND TROUGH OVER THE GREAT BASIN TO MAINTAIN NORTH-NORTHEAST FLOW INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. AS THIS PATTERN CONTINUES, ADDITIONAL SURGES OF COLD AND DRY CANADIAN AIR KEEP TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL WITH PERIODS OF MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEAST RIDGE WINDS.
FOR SUNDAY-TUESDAY, MODELS ARE WARMING TEMPERATURES IN THE SIERRA, WHICH WOULD BUILD STRONG VALLEY INVERSIONS OVER WESTERN NEVADA. THE NEXT DRY SURGE OF COLD AIR MAY MOVE INTO THE GREAT BASIN WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY.
MODEL SOLUTIONS THROUGH MID DECEMBER MAINTAIN THE RIDGE AT 140-150W WITH THE TROUGH OVER CENTRAL OR EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. THIS USUALLY IS A DRY PATTERN FOR THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA WITH A LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT RAIN/SNOW EVENTS. THE EXCEPTION IS IF THE RIDGE RETROGRADES TO 150W, WHICH MOVES THE SOURCE REGION OF THE LOWS FROM WESTERN CANADA TO THE GULF OF ALASKA/EASTERN PACIFIC AND PRODUCES A WETTER YET COLD SYSTEM.