Storm Totals: More Than Four Feet of New Snow Fell in the NorCal Mountains

Bunny Flat. Photo by Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center

The 2022-23 winter is off to one heck of a start! This week saw a major snowstorm blanket the Northern California mountains with fresh snow, a massive boost for the early season conditions.

The storm moved a little more south than expected, bringing the most snow to the southern areas of Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra, with the Sierra Snow Lab reporting 34 inches of new pow. But that doesn’t mean it fell short in the north, with Lassen and Mount Shasta both receiving multiple feet of snow.

The storm was a celebration for skiers, who saw Mammoth Mountain open early and the announcement of multiple Tahoe resorts opening this week. Another significant snowstorm looks like it will come the week of Thanksgiving, which will be another massive boost to snowpack.

Let’s take a look at the storm totals from this week.

Tahoe North

Sugar Bowl – 28 inches

Palisades Tahoe – 34 inches

Homewood – 52 inches

Tahoe Donner – 24 inches

Mt. Rose – 26 inches

Tahoe South

Sierra-at-Tahoe – 47 inches

Kirkwood – 34 inches

Eastern Sierra

Bear Valley – 36 inches

Dodge Ridge – 44 inches

Mammoth Mountain – 49 inches

China Peak – 44 inches


Lower Lassen Peak – 34 inches

Chester – 14 inches

Mount Shasta

Bunny Flat treeline – 30 inches

Mt Shasta Ski Park – 22 inches

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