Huge snowfalls in California

Thu 17 February 11

A new storm has hit California this week with all resorts reporting huge dumps

Huge snowfalls in California

Huge snowfalls in California © Photo: Squaw

Squaw Valley USA received a foot of new snow overnight Tuesday night with another foot throughout the morning on Wednesday. The storm series is expected to continue into Friday and with predicted snowfall totals of over 4 to 5 feet,

The intense snowfall is the result of a powerful and cold low-pressure system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska and across the Sierra. A second round of storm fronts are already lining up in the gulf promising a spectacular finish to the month of February for powder lovers.

The most recent snowfall brings Squaw Valley's cumulative totals to 321 inches or over 26 feet for the 2010-11 winter season. The resort has witnessed record-breaking early-season snowfall and weather experts are predicting even more snow in the weeks to come.

Squaw village, Feb 16th 2011
Squaw village, Feb 16th 2011
Photo: Squaw

Heavenly Mountain Resort has received up to 16inches of snow overnight and Northstar-at-Tahoe up to 20inches in places. Kirkwood has received around 3-feet of snow from the storm so far.

The storm has dropped another 15”-24” in Mammoth and 9”-15” of snow has fallen since the lifts closed yesterday afternoon. Between 3 ½ to 4 ½ feet of more snow has been predicted by Saturday morning.

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Heavenly, USA

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “Its American! On a normal snow day well groomed trails and easy to follow maps, although not that much in terms of steeps on piste. However on a powder day almost ridiculous in terms of off piste riding both in terms of quality and accessability. 4 snowboard parks all well maintained ranging from Groove at Cal Base for beginners to High Roller off Canyon chair for some seriously large features.”

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