Palisades Tahoe (CA) got absolutely slammed by a winter storm that dumped over 100 inches of snow over the last seven days.
It’s still dumping today, with more than 38 inches falling in the last 24 hours, but the resort made the difficult decision to close to the public due to avalanche conditions and low visibility.
Here’s a statement from a blog published by Liz Worgan at Palisades Tahoe:
“Today (Tuesday, February 28th), both Palisades and Alpine were closed. Over the past 24 hours, we have received more than 3 feet of snow on our mountains.
The snow continues to fall today, with several more feet of snow expected by Wednesday morning. Out on the hill, we have had very limited access due to low visibility and avalanche conditions.
For these reasons, we chose to prioritize the safety of our employees and our guests today. Throughout the day, teams continued to work on snow safety and maintaining access to key areas, and that work will continue tonight.”
^Under the Funitel
It’s always a bummer when a resort can’t open because there’s too much snow, but it’s an unfortunate reality of recreating in the mountains.
The pictures and snow totals are fun to look at, at least.
Check out the snow totals from the storm as of 8:30 AM on 2/28/23:
-38 inches of snow in the past 24 hours
-108 inches of snow in the past 7 days
-We are now at over 500 inches of snow for this winter season.
-This is the snowiest October through February period since at least 1970
-We have officially received over 10 feet of new snow in February
-We are pacing with the top 2 snowfall seasons of the last 53 years: 1982/83 -and 2010/11
-February is the 4th month in a row with above-average snowfall. This is the first time we’ve had a run like this since the 1982/83 season which had 7 months of above-average snowfall in a row.
Palisades is expecting a few more feet of snow to fall throughout today and into tomorrow morning.
Here’s what to expect if you plan on visiting the resort:
“The snow total for today and tonight are some of the highest we’ve seen in a 12-hour period in quite a while. Safety will be our number one priority as we work to reopen the mountains. The biggest takeaway for tomorrow: Expect delays and please be patient. Lifts aren’t closed because we’re lazy. We are working as efficiently as we can in a safe manner following a huge snowstorm. We cannot know for sure what will happen tomorrow until we see how much snow falls.”
You can click here to read the full blog by Liz Worgan at Palisades Tahoe
^Red Dog Lift
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All photos credit: Palisades Tahoe
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