February 6, 2014 at 5:22 AM
Updated @0500 HIGHLIGHTS: 4 inches of snow on the ground here @KirkwoodMtn and still falling
Short-Term Weather Outlook
Updated @1600: ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING ABOVE 5000 FEET... A SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS WILL AFFECT THE SOUTHERN CASCADES AND NORTHERN SIERRA DURING THE REST OF THE WEEK. THE FIRST SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE THURSDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. LOWER SNOW LEVELS AND MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS SYSTEM. A MORE SIGNIFICANT STORM WITH POTENTIALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL MOVE OVER THE MOUNTAINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY.
|Last 24 Hours||0"||0"||Last 7 Days||23.5-30"|
|Last 48 Hours||0"||0"||Seasonal Total Range||83.5-114"|
|Storm Total||23.5"||30"||Base Depth||34"|
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.
Powder / Skier & Rider Packed
Road Conditions: R2
|Hwy. 88 via Tahoe:||Updated as of 1600 as reported by Cal Trans: CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 4 MI EAST OF HAMS STATION (AMADOR CO) TO 5 MI WEST OF PICKETTS JCT (ALPINE CO)|
|Hwy. 88 via Jackson:||Updated as of 1600 as reported by Cal Trans: CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 4 MI EAST OF HAMS STATION (AMADOR CO) TO 5 MI WEST OF PICKETTS JCT (ALPINE CO)|
|#2 Caples Crest||Closed|
|#3 Iron Horse||Closed|
|#5 Solitude||Scheduled||Home Run, Mokelumne, Lower Zachary, Lower Monte Wolfe, Lower Olympic|
|#6 Cornice Express||Scheduled||Zachary|
|#7 TC Express||Closed|
|#10 Wagon Wheel
|#11 The Reut||Scheduled||Wagon Trail, Buckboard|
|#15 Covered Wagon||Closed|
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
Kirkwood boasts the steepest terrain in the Tahoe region. Our Expedition:Kirkwood Steeps Camps are designed for those who want to take their steep terrain skills to that next level. The next camp is this Saturday, Feb 9th. Camp $160 Time: 9am to 3pm Info/Res: 209.258.7360
Parks & Pipes
|Outlaw (Chair 5)||Open|
|Bandit (Chair 7)||Closed|
Timber Creek Learning Center Closed
Timber Creek will not be open mid-week but will reopen Friday, Feb 10th - 12th. Ski and Ride School lessons will be available through Expedition:Kirkwood when Timber Creek is not open. Call 209.250.7754 for more information on ski and Ride School lessons.
Mountain Village Open
Kirkwood Mountain Sports Retail - 8:30am - 4:30pm Kirkwood Mountain Sports Village Rentals - 8:30am - 4:30pm Kirkwood Mountain Sports Demo Center - Closed Expedition Kirkwood/Ski and Ride School - 8am - 4:30pm The Edge Tuning Center 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday Village Ticket Office - 8:00am. - 4:30pm K-Bar - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monte Wolfes - 8:00am - 4:30pm Off the Wall Bar - Friday, Saturday - 11:00am - 9:00pm Off the Wall Bar - Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center Open
Our Cross Country center is open with 12 kilometers of groomed trail in Kirkwood Meadows. We also have 5 miles of Snowshoe specific trails available. Try both Cross Country skis & snowshoes for the price of one rental. We offer both group & private lessons daily, lessons start at 10:30 and 1:30 and must must be booked in advance midweek by calling 209-258-7248. Join us February 8th for our monthly full moon snowshoe hike. Call 209-0258-7248 for information
Special Events & Remarks
Expedition:Kirkwood AIARE Level 1 - A three day introduction course to the avalanche phenomena. 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. Dates: Feb 11 - Feb 13 Cost: $315 Reservations: 209.258.7360