Storm Totals: More Than 10 Feet of Snow Falls on Tahoe Ski Resorts

Palisades Tahoe received 8 feet of new snow during this weekend’s blizzard. Photo via Riley Bathurst/Palisades Tahoe

The blizzard of the year came through the Northern California mountains over the weekend, and it certainly lived up to the hype. As ski resorts continue to dig out of the powder, we can now look back on the storm as a game changer for snowpack in California.

As the skies turned blue Monday, ski resorts began reporting their snow totals, and they are BIG. Mountains on the north side of Lake Tahoe showed the best results, with 7-10+ feet of new snow. The more southern resorts saw approximately 3-6 feet.

Overall, it was quite a storm. Here are the totals from the ski resorts:

  • Sugar Bowl – 125 inches
  • Boreal – 119 inches
  • Palisades Tahoe – 96 inches
  • Homewood – 98 inches
  • Tahoe Donner – 85 inches
  • Northstar – 86 inches
  • Mt Rose – 92 inches
  • Diamond Peak – 65 inches
  • Heavenly – 58 inches
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe – 78 inches
  • Kirkwood – 62 inches
  • Bear Valley – 66 inches
  • Dodge Ridge – 71 inches
  • Mammoth Mountain – 39 inches
  • China Peak – 42 inches

After the epic snowstorm, California’s snowpack has rebounded to 104 percent of historic average. That is quite a bounce back from the 28 percent recorded at the beginning of January.

There’s still plenty of time to see even more snow in the NorCal mountains before the winter ends. Will we see a ‘Miracle March’? Only time will tell.

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