It is a record snow year for the Lake Tahoe area. The lake has not seen this much snow since the winter of 1950-51. Most areas of the lake are measuring over 15-20 feet of snow and over the season more than 61 feet of snow has fallen. In the highest elevations, Squaw Valley USA currently has over 18 feet, Northstar-at-Tahoe about 15 feet and Soda Springs and Sugar Bowl top the charts at 25 feet of white goodness.
The latest snowpack readings place Tahoe at 180 percent of normal which is great news for the local lakes, reservoirs and rivers. The Tahoe summer hiking season may be delayed, but for now there is tons of skiing, riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding to enjoy. Most ski resorts have extended their ski seasons into May and Squaw Valley will most likely stay open until Memorial Day.
Here are a few places to enjoy the really deep snow:
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