Skiing and riding is not quite over in Tahoe. Heavenly and Kirkwood will be open for two more weekends (Friday – Sunday) beginning this weekend (April 20). With fresh snow and warming temperatures, spring conditions in Tahoe are as good as they get.
Last week a winter blast rolled through the basin and brought in cold winter-like conditions back to Tahoe. Feet piled up at some resorts, Kirkwood reported a storm total of 36 inches and Heavenly reported 16 inches of snow at the base. Spring has brought in more than its usual amount of snow and has really revived the region of an almost lackluster season.
Starting Friday, Kirkwood and Heavenly will be churning the lifts offering skiing and riding for everyone. While most ski areas in the region closed this past weekend (April 15), you can still get in a few more days at Heavenly and Kirkwood. I haven’t heard any details about the status of the terrain parks, but I’m hoping for some type of jib lines at both mountains. So keep an eye on Heavenly’s Terrain Park Crew’s Facebook page for updates.
Don’t pack that powder board up yet folks. There are rumors of more snow in the forecast and possibly another system like the last one we saw. There’s a possibility of more snow next week starting around Monday and lasting through Wednesday. The strength and snow potential for this storm are not known, but experts are already predicting more snow for Tahoe before we wrap it all up. If you want to stay informed on weather in the Tahoe area, I recommend these sites tahoeweatherdiscussion.com and snowforecast.com they rarely let me down.
Don’t forget until April 22 you can lock in the best deal on a Tahoe Value Pass before prices go up. You will get access to Kirkwood, Heavenly, and Northstar all on one pass. If you buy soon, you can use it this season for the last few weekends in April. This is by far the best deal in Tahoe you get the best views at Heavenly, the best parks at Northstar and the best terrain at Kirkwood. If you want options next season, you will want a Tahoe Value Pass.