The historic snowfall continues to slam the Sierra Nevada, with ski resorts throughout Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra approaching historic numbers. With recent parade of storms (and more on the way), two Tahoe ski resorts recently surpassed the 700 inch mark, becoming the first in the country to do so.
On the north side of Lake Tahoe near Donner Summit, both Sugar Bowl and Boreal have reported 700 inches of snow this season. Sugar Bowl took to social media to announce the exciting occasion:
Sugar Bowl became the first resort in the country to hit the 700 inch mark, shortly followed by Brighton Ski Resort in Utah and nearby Boreal. Sitting at the top of the list includes many other Tahoe resorts, which are all approaching the 700 inches:
I believe @sugarbowlresort was the first in the country to break 700" with a report of 701" Sunday afternoon. As of Monday morning, they are in the lead with 706" and @BrightonResort is right on their tail into the 700" club with 703"! pic.twitter.com/cd5Owtw6sr— Tahoe Weather (@TahoeWeather) March 20, 2023
On Monday morning, the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab announced they had recorded 677 inches of snow, becoming the snowiest season since 1952 and second snowiest since the lab was constructed in 1946. With more snow on the way, including a forecast of snow all the way into April, the region could potentially reach 800 inches of snow this winter, which has only been done twice before in recorded history.
Tips up! The powder is deep out there.