May 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM
This Afternoon: Snow showers and areas of blowing snow. High near 23. Windy, with a south wind around 33 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches possible. Tonight: Snow showers. Low around 17. Windy, with a south southwest wind between 28 and 33 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches possible.
|Last 24 Hours||"||38-40"||Last 7 Days||57-64"|
|Last 48 Hours||"||46-54"||Seasonal Total Range||390-400"|
|Storm Total||"||57-64"||Base Depth||113-130"|
The data for this real-time snow and weather report is obtained directly from the snow weather plots at Kirkwood Mountain Resort and the surrounding areas. Snow totals and snow accumulation are consistently 15 to 20% more than reported as a result of wind, micro squalls and snow loading. Weather patterns at Kirkwood Mountain Resort are exceedingly difficult to predict – when venturing into the mountain, be prepared for rapid, dramatic weather changes.
Deep Powder & skier packed & machine groomed. The best & deepest conditions by far in the Tahoe Region.
Road Conditions: Alert
|Hwy. 88 via Tahoe:||Cal Trans Closure @ 5pm.|
|Hwy. 88 via Jackson:||Open. Chains or 4WD/ Snow Tires.|
|#2 Caples Crest||Scheduled|
|#3 Iron Horse||Scheduled|
|#6 Cornice Express||Scheduled|
|#7 TC Express||Scheduled|
|#10 Wagon Wheel
|#11 The Reut||Scheduled|
|#15 Covered Wagon||Scheduled|
Lifts open from 9am-4pm.
* Lifts 12 & 13 are our Magic Carpets at Timber Creek. These are for exclusive use by the Tahoe Learning Center during lessons and not open to the public.
* Lift operation is dependent on weather conditions and snow safety and therefore subject to change at any time.
High Angle Grooming
Wagon Wheel, Sentinel
A 3 day introduction course to avalanche hazard management. Students will develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, understand basic decision making while in the field, and learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person. March 4th – 6th
Parks & Pipes
|Race Course - Large (Chair 5)||
|Mokelumne - Medium (Chair 5)||
|Free and Easy - Small (Chair 7)||
Open weekends only from noon to 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased from the High Alpine Adventure Center (across from the General Store - Red Cliffs)
Timber Creek Learning Center Open
Tahoe Learning Center at Timber Creek is now open. All Learn to Ski and Burton 'Learn to Ride' programs operate out of this location. All facilities at Timber Creek are available including retail, rentals, lessons and food and beverage. Thunder Mountain Kids Snowmobiling is open from 12pm weekends & holidays depending on demand.
Mountain Village Open
Monte Wolfes will be open daily 8:00am - 4:00pm. Bub's will be open from 3pm today! Off The Wall Bar open for lunch and dinner. Village rentals and Kirkwood Mountain Sports will be open and operating out of the Village Plaza.
Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center Open
Kirkwood Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe center is open with 80 kilometers of machine groom trails. All trails are open to ski skating, classic skiing and snowshoes. Two trails are dog friendly. Lessons are available at 10:30 and 1:30 daily. The Center is open from 9am to 5pm
Special Events & Remarks
Take part in our Presidents Week Torchlight Parade, then watch the fireworks from the Village Plaza and stay warm by the bonfire. The Winter Lounge will starting up at 3pm with a DJ spinning and Après-ski party! Food by Groovers world famous Links 'N' Drinks and The Wall Bar for Cocktails. There are only a hand full of rooms left so get on the phone to our lodging front desk and make a reservation today 1.800.967.7500!