Lake Tahoe Snow Report - Halloween Snow!


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.Eric T.Hello, Skiers And Riders®!  More of the early season snow you've been dreaming about is in the forecast for this weekend (Nov.1). A Winter Storm Warning is in effect, and we could see up to 14" or more on the slopes along the Sierra Crest. Check back for updates and watch our live webcams to see the white stuff fly!

Resorts have been testing snowmaking systems and when the equation is right, the snow will start to fly.

Opening dates are getting closer too - see below for updated "scheduled" opening dates for most Tahoe area resorts as well as some other winter-oriented events and distractions.

The daily Lake Tahoe Snow Report updates will return in mid-November, or earlier, depending on when we start to see some white stuff on the ground.

Resort Opening Dates
Here's a list of the posted, 'scheduled' opening dates for Tahoe resorts, as of Oct. 29. Check back for updates!

  • BOREAL - October 32nd (aka: TBD - check back for this weekend??)
  • TAHOE DONNER - "In December"
  • SQUAW VALLEY - Nov. 26
  • ALPINE MEADOWS - Dec. 12
  • HOMEWOOD - Dec. 12
  • DIAMOND PEAK - Dec. 11
  • NORTHSTAR - Nov. 21
  • HEAVENLY - Nov. 21
  • KIRKWOOD - Nov. 22
  • MT. ROSE - Nov. 21

Ski & Snowboard Festivals
Of course the action and excitement has already begun, and the ski and board shows are right around the corner. I'll be makin' plans for a stop at the San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival this year, set for Nov. 1-2, and/or the Sacramento and Santa Clara Ski & Snowboard Festivals the following weekends. For details, visit

Movie Screenings

Looking ahead, the all-girl film Pretty Faces - the Story Of A Skier Girl, featuring some of Tahoe's most ripping female skiers and boarders, hits the screen at the Tahoe Art Haus (aka: "The Haus") cinema on Dec. 7th

Got Your Pass Yet?
Some season Pass sales are still in play, but price breaks will surely end soon. Check with your favorite resort for dates, prices and deadlines and make the commitment!

Think Snow!
Many folks I talk to are in sort of a 'tentative' state after last year's marginal snowfall. At the same time, the somewhat wet Tahoe summer, has given rise to thoughts of a heavy winter ahead. Who knows? Best practices indicate we should all just wait and see what happens and when Mother Nature opens the door. In the meantime, let's continue to enjoy a glorious fall, huh?

Check the live webcams and daily Lake Tahoe weather update for radar, forecasts and a look at what's happening.

Hope to see you at one of the events above, around town, or better yet, on the mountain - sooner than later. Wishing you a fantastic  fall in Lake Tahoe. And remember, any day on the mountain is a good day!

- Eric T.