Sierra Snow Totals Reveal a Historic Winter in the Making

Photo by China Peak Resort

The snow continues to pummel the Sierra Nevada mountain range during this historic winter, with residents buried in snow and roadways in gridlock at high-elevations. With the snow totals coming in, we are beginning to see just how big this winter has become.

The snow has been consistently falling since October, with December and January seeing plenty of snowfall. After a brief pause in the beginning of February, Mother Nature returned with a vengeance and brought a series of storms that dropped over 10 feet of snow in two weeks. Then, March put the icing on the proverbial cake with over 100 inches in just a week.

Here are the March snow totals from Sierra ski resorts as of Tuesday:

  • Sugar Bowl – 101 inches
  • Boreal – 104 inches
  • Palisades Tahoe – 90 inches
  • Homewood – 82 inches
  • Tahoe Donner – 97 inches
  • Northstar – 81 inches
  • Mt Rose – 79 inches
  • Diamond Peak – 68 inches
  • Heavenly – 53 inches
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe – 66 inches
  • Kirkwood – 68 inches
  • Bear Valley – 85 inches
  • Dodge Ridge – 95 inches
  • Mammoth – 57 inches
  • China Peak – 90 inches

The March numbers are adding to what was a region on pace to see its most snowfall in 50 years. With an additional 100 inches of snow on top of an already hefty snowpack, some ski resorts have surpassed the 600-inch mark and will likely surpass the coveted 700-inch club.

Here are the season snowfall totals for each resort:

  • Sugar Bowl – 605 inches
  • Boreal – 610 inches
  • Palisades Tahoe – 591 inches
  • Homewood – 529 inches
  • Tahoe Donner – 515 inches
  • Northstar – 534 inches
  • Mt Rose – 512 inches
  • Diamond Peak – 346 inches
  • Heavenly – 482 inches
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe – 563 inches
  • Kirkwood – 570 inches
  • Bear Valley – 557 inches
  • Dodge Ridge – 612 inches
  • Mammoth – 555 inches
  • China Peak – 606 inches

It’s certainly been a winter to remember in the Sierra, and it’s far from over. Be safe out there and enjoy more snow than you can possibly imagine!

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