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Snowing Up Here @KirkwoodMtn!

February 6, 2014 at 5:22 AM

Snow

Current Temp

56

Wind

-0
NNE

Today's Forecast

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.


Snow Stats

Base Summit
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.


Surface Conditions

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)

Lift Operations

Lift Status Groomed Runs
#1 SnowKirk Scheduled
#2 Caples Crest Closed
#3 Iron Horse Closed
#4 Sunrise Closed
#5 Solitude Scheduled Home Run, Mokelumne, Lower Zachary, Lower Monte Wolfe, Lower Olympic
#6 Cornice Express Scheduled Zachary
#7 TC Express Closed
#9 Bunny Closed
#10 Wagon Wheel
"The Wall"
Closed
#11 The Reut Scheduled Wagon Trail, Buckboard
#14 Vista Closed
#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

Zachary

Open Bowls

Expedition: Kirkwood

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