Lake Tahoe skiing: Squaw-Alpine staying open through Memorial Day, others extend spring skiing season

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 01, 2016 / comments

[by Kevin MacMillan]  PROJECTED CLOSING DATES FOR TAHOE-AREA DOWNHILL SKI RESORTS

Boreal: April 17

Diamond Peak: April 17

Donner Ski Ranch: April 10, then weekends after that as conditions allow

Granlibakken: April 15

Heavenly: April 17

Homewood: April 10

Kirkwood: April 17

Mt. Rose: May 8

Northstar California: April 17

Sierra-at-Tahoe: Third weekend of April, as conditions allow

Soda Springs: Will stay open as conditions allow

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows: May 30

Sugar Bowl: Will stay open as conditions allow

Tahoe Donner Downhill: April 10

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Recent Sierra storms have given Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts reason to celebrate a Miracle March, and some are extending the spring skiing season for locals and visitors.

And that means another two full months of skiing — into Memorial Day weekend — is on tap for visitors to Olympic Valley.

On Thursday, Liesl Kenney, public relations manager for Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, said the resorts are projecting a closing date of Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), this season.

“We’ll have 7-day-a-week skiing at one of the two resorts, if not both,” Kenney said via phone Thursday, adding that the resorts have benefited from 38 feet of cumulative snowfall this winter season.

“We’ve got a 13-foot base ... I’m standing outside, and it looks like full-on winter out here,” she said with a laugh. “We have great coverage...

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