More Resorts in California Record Snowiest Season Ever

Palisades Tahoe has seen 18.03m, Heavenly Mountain Resort received 14.37m and Kirkwood Mountain Resort reached 17.78m.  They are new records for all three resorts. PlanetSKI is heading to California next week.

In Palisades Tahoe the previous record of 17.95m of snowfall was set in the 2016-2017 season.

The current depth of 18.03m is 178% higher than the average season snowfall of 10.16m.

“Palisades Tahoe has been fortunate to receive an incredible amount of snowfall this season, covering our mountain in deep snow,” said Dee Byrne from the resort.

“ Skiers and snowboarders have had an unforgettable time on both the groomed trails and the untouched snow pockets.

“We are immensely grateful for the iconic conditions and natural beauty that Mother Nature has gifted us with this season at Palisades Tahoe.”

This record season snowfall has allowed Palisades Tahoe to stay open on the Alpine side until the 4th of July.

PlanetSKI is visiting in mid-May.

We are also taking in Mammoth Mountain that has also seen record amounts of snow this winter.

Mammoth Mountain. Image c/o Christian Pondella

Mammoth Mountain. Image c/o Christian Pondella

In addition we are spending a few days in San Francisco – a must in our view if you head to California to ski from Europe.

We are staying in the Nob Hill Hotel in the centre of San Francisco that has been recommended to us by some skiing friends.

As well as writing about the skiing we will be posting about spending a few days in one of our favourite cities in the USA and we’re looking forward to staying in the wonderfully named Nob Hill Hotel.

Apparently it’s rather good.

Heavenly Mountain Resort’s closing date is 7th May.

Kirkwood will add two additional weekends Friday, 5th May – Sunday, 7th May, and Friday, 12th May  – 14th Sunday, May.

See here for PlanetSKI’s full round-up of when ski resorts close in the Alps, Scandinavia and North America:


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