October 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM
Scattered Snow Showers
From the Tahoe Weather Discussion - "The final wave will rotate in later tonight, maybe more towards Wed. morning, and will last through the day on Wednesday. Being that it’s during the day we may have a harder time accumulating snow at lake level like yesterday. We could see 3-6 more inches at lake level and 6-9 above 7000 ft, possibly more along the crest. That should put most resorts on the West side of the lake in the 2-3 foot range up top, right on forecast. We will have to total everything Thursday morning, the resorts have been slow to report totals as they are closed. We begin to dry out and warm up Thursday and then we should be up into the 50′s with sun at lake level this weekend. That should melt off most of the snow, but the mountains should hold onto a lot of snow up high. Many of the ski resorts started making snow last night which will help to hold the base. The storm pattern continues next week as large areas of low pressure continue to setup South of the Aleutians over the cold pool sending storms into the West Coast. A weak ridge will try to keep the storms just to our North but several model runs show a storm making it into NorCal by mid-week. This one looks like it starts with high snow levels and then lowering. Looking at the teleconnections I don’t see any reason why the unsettled weather doesn’t continue into November. Let’s hope so…" Stay'n Thirsty, Coop
|Last 24 Hours||10"||12"||Last 7 Days||24"|
|Last 48 Hours||18"||24"||Seasonal Total Range||16-24"|
|Storm Total||18"||24"||Base Depth||18"|
The data for this real-time snow and weather report is obtained directly from the snow weather plots at Kirkwood Mountain Resort and the surrounding areas. Snow totals and snow accumulation are consistently 15 to 20% more than reported as a result of wind, micro squalls and snow loading. Weather patterns at Kirkwood Mountain Resort are exceedingly difficult to predict – when venturing into the mountain, be prepared for rapid, dramatic weather changes.
Early Season snow conditions. No Uphill hiking. Kirkwood Mountain Resort opens November 21st!
Road Conditions: Alert
|Hwy. 88 via Tahoe:||No Chain Controls as of 3pm 10/23 - Be prepared & always carry chains as we are in a wInter storm cycle!|
|Hwy. 88 via Jackson:||No Chain Controls as of 3pm 10/23 - Be prepared & always carry chains as we are in a wInter storm cycle!|
|#2 Caples Crest||Scheduled|
|#3 Iron Horse||Scheduled|
|#6 Cornice Express||Scheduled|
|#7 TC Express||Scheduled|
|#10 Wagon Wheel
|#11 The Reut||Scheduled|
|#15 Covered Wagon||Scheduled|
Lifts open from 9am-4pm.
* Lifts 12 & 13 are our Magic Carpets at Timber Creek. These are for exclusive use by the Tahoe Learning Center during lessons and not open to the public.
* Lift operation is dependent on weather conditions and snow safety and therefore subject to change at any time.
High Angle Grooming
Expedition: Kirkwood is now closed for the season, see you in 12/13!
Parks & Pipes
|K2 Stomping Grounds (Chair 5)||
|Burton Progression Park (Chair 7)||
|Burton Adventure Land (Chair 9)||
|Skier/Boarder X Course (Chair 5)||
Timber Creek Learning Center Closed
Timber Creek will be opening soon for winter 12/13...stay tuned...
Mountain Village Closed
We will be opening soon for winter 12/13, stay tuned...
Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center Closed
The Cross Country Center is now closed for the season, thanks and we'll see you in 12/13!
Special Events & Remarks
Kirkwood Seasons passes are on sale now @ www.kirkwood.com! Stay Tuned to Kirkwood.com for updates or follow us on Facebook.
Tickets & Passes
|Child under 5|
*Lift ticket prices are dependent on lift status, weather conditions and snow safety and therefore subject to change.