Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe closes lift operations until conditions improve

Olympic Valley, Calif.- The most recent Sierra snowfall continues. The snow that fell since Friday night came in with high winds and cold temperatures, resulting in low-density, light snow.

The winds are expected to remain high, with gusts of over 100 mph for the remainder of the day. Strong winds blow around the light snow that has accumulated, resulting in virtually no visibility on the mountain.

Avalanche danger

Additionally, avalanche danger is high due to the rapid accumulation of snow and high winds; we’ve received 6 feet of snow on the mountain since the start of this storm and more than 2 of those feet came in just the last 24 hours. These conditions make it nearly impossible for crews to complete work necessary to open the mountain.

Lift operations at Palisades Tahoe will be closed for the remainder of the day.

Skiers and snowboarders have much to look forward to in the coming weeks and months and the snowfall continues to piles up. 74 inches has fallen so far during the last 7 days and 213 inches have fallen this season to to date.

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