::: Cooler with gusty winds, and a few clouds (high-elevation snow north of Tahoe) today and Thursday/ Warmer and mostly sunny, but cooler than average, Friday through Sunday (next week looks interesting) :::
DETAILED SUMMARY for the week -> Updated for Wednesday, May 22... Today and Thursday - An unseasonably cold (and strong) low pressure system sits across the northwest US, mainly WA and OR. This low looks will sit for a while, providing unseasonably cold air and some lower mountain snows to the Cascades, while we expect cooling and windy conditions across the northern Sierra. Showers and high elevation snow remain north of Tahoe.
Friday through Sunday - In general, low pressure hangs out across the northwest US and northern Sierra-Tahoe. We expect some clouds (but mostly sun), breezy to windy conditions, and cooler than average temperatures.CM
We have the highest base elevation for any major ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area. Kirkwood also has the most snowfall this season for any resort in the Sierra. The mountain is often frequented by pro riders and skiers because the terrain is the most diverse of the local ski resorts. You can spend the day turning down a groomed run, shooting the half pipes, jibs, and rails in our terrain parks, bombing down a hair raising steep thick with untracked powder, or hucking yourself off a cornice at the peak. Whatever your preference, Kirkwood can accomodate it. Named one of the top 10 over all resorts in TransWorld Snow, Kirkwood is truly a Tahoe "must ski/ride.” Offering Lake Tahoe's highest base elevation for some of North America's deepest, driest snow. 2,300 acres of wide-open terrain promises something for everyone, from gentle groomed trails to hair-raising steeps and chutes. The resort was rated amongst the top 10 places to learn to ski by USA today and offers innovative First-Time Skier and Snowboarding programs on its wide, gentle slopes. The Children's Center makes skiing more convenient for families and fun for kids. Kirkwood also features a freestyle terrain park, half pipe, tubing hill, 80k of scenic cross country skiing, dog sled rides, and more. Looking for an escape from the frenzy of the modern world? Surrounded in every direction by endless miles of Wilderness and Forest Service Land, Kirkwood offers the unique balance of a world-class mountain with all the creature comforts in a pristine sanctuary.