7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 06 to 16 April, 2015 - Pacific Northwest/ Northern California/ UTAH/ COLORADO: Friday through Sunday (3rd-5th) we expect a strong low pressure system (storm) to affect primarily the Pacific Northwest and Tahoe-Mammoth with significant and desperately needed snow and rain (rain in the lower valleys), with some heavy totals that have not been equaled at all in this dry winter. Next Monday through Wednesday (6th-8th), Colorado and Utah look windy and colder, with light to moderate snow showers developing across northern Utah and northwest Colorado, spreading south (lighter snow) to southern Utah and southwest Colorado. CM
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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.