Ski Resort Conditions and Weather Forecasts

Northstar Pre Christmas Snow Report

Oh, the irony! Just as Bryan jumped on the plane and headed off to Europe for the EpicRace, a huge winter storm kick started the Tahoe season. Unfortunately, they have barely seen any snow since and the ground is looking a little thin.

This time last year, Tahoe was getting pounded with storm after storm building a snow base deep enough to take them through to the next real snowfall which didn’t come for another 7 weeks. That’s Tahoe for you though. Two years ago, conditions were much worse though with barely any snow on the ground at all!

I’m glad I don’t bet on the weather, because Tahoe is all over the place. What I would put money on though is that the snow will eventually come to Tahoe, and when it does, get ready, because it will come big time. It always does.

Meanwhile, the north has had some solid snow and the severe winter storms that have cause mayhem in the north east has also dropped good snow on the ground at the resorts there giving them the idea Christmas gift.

In the forecast, unfortunately, there is still not much under the tree from Santa for the Tahoe area, nor anything across the middle of the country. The storm track has retracted to the north and looks like it is settling in for at least the next week.

Fingers crossed for a change in patterns in the new year, because Tahoe is starting to look a little thin, despite the great work from snow makers.

If you are headed to Colorado for the holidays, it is slightly better news there with more snow on the ground than last year and close to average snow packs for this time of the season. Vail has reported 2 feet in the last few days, as have some resorts around, so conditions should be good.

If you are still wondering what happened in the finale of the Epic Race with Bryan… you will have to wait a few more days until the episode is complete and ready to post!

For now, from all of us at Snow Report TV, have a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year and we hope Santa brings lots of POW!

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Pete Kvist
Head Honcho of SRTV

Pete Kvist began skiing in Australia over 20 years ago and has been addicted to skiing and all things snow ever since. He has worked several seasons on the mountain as a lift operator and has also spent some time in ski resort media departments (so yes, he knows the tricks of the trade).

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