"A very nice looking storm with heavy rain and snow is moving into extreme northwest northern California this morning, and is projected to hit Tahoe through Mammoth with moderate to heavy snow this afternoon through tonight. Most snow falls this evening for the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. We have 20+ to 50 knot cross mountain winds for good orographics, deep moisture, colder air moving in, and strong upper level dynamics to help squeeze every flake of snow possible from this storm. The only missing ingredient appears to be time, but with a short window of opportunity we still expect a solid foot of snow in many places. Snow showers develop mainly this afternoon, and heavier this evening, light and ending tonight/ Saturday morning. Winds look strong with blowing and drifting snow expected. Much colder temperatures are expected."
the forecast is looking promising... kirkwood has told me they plan on ramping up their snowmaking so that they can open thanksgiving weekend....
to kick off the el nino season, in addition to saving $170 on an unlimited pass, they are also throwing in a free lift ticket for a friend (valid through December 25th), with the purchase of a network pass (now $429). As always, to cash in:
group name = epa
password = kirkwood
questions? email me at kirkwoodnetworkpass AT gmail DOT com