California Snowpack California Ski Report


Snow Report September 21 2023

56° Scattered Showers

1.0" Snowpack 0% of Normal

The ski area reports 1" of new snow today with snowpack levels rising to 1.0". Snowpack levels for this time of year average around 0 inches, but can be as high as 127 inches.

Northstar ski resort in Lake Tahoe, California offers over 100 trails for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The resort boasts some of the best groomed runs in the area, with the Big Dipper and The Burn being popular with advanced skiers. An interesting fact about Northstar is that it was originally founded as a private ski resort for the exclusive use of a San Francisco-based club in 1972. For beginners, the beginner terrain park, Pioneer, is a great place to start. The best après ski bar is the Tavern 6330' which offers great drinks and live music.

Today's forecast, Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Snow level 8800 feet. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 56° - 66° over the next 5 days.

Terrain Surface NA
Powder Score NA
Snowpack Percent Normal 0%
Max Snowpack 127"
Snowfall Past 24 Hours 1"
Snowfall Next 24 Hours 0"
Snowfall Next 5 Days 0"
Night Skiing No
Lift Count 18 Lifts
Hourly Lift Capacity 32500 per hour
Base Elevation 1929 Meters
Terrain Park Yes
Acreage 2904 Acres

Snowpack Depth

* Data sourced from Truckee #2

Ski Area Weather

Recent Air Temperature

5-Day Snow Forecast

Weather into tomorrow, Sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Seasonal Snow Comparison

Compare year over year snow water equivalency

Snowpack levels are currently 1700% below average, with snowpack depth last observed at 1 inches.

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