North Lake Tahoe received over 7 feet of new snow January 5 2017

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 Cal BRE# 01473598

North Lake Tahoe received over 7 feet of new snow January 5 2017

We had snow for the holidays and for those that made their holiday plans to be here in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area were rewarded with snow on the ground, skiing, skating, and so much more!

On January 1, 2017 it started to snow.  Fast forward five days later, and I’m still digging out!  To say this was a huge winter snow storm in North Lake Tahoe today, January 5, 2017 is an understatement.

North Lake Tahoe received over 7 feet of new snow over the past 5 days!  It’s been a long time since we’ve had such big back-to-back daily snow storms that just kept dumping more, and more, snow in the greater Tahoe CitySquaw ValleyTahoe Donner, and Northstar areas, but that is exactly what has happened over the past five days.

Each day I’ve have been greeted with 6”, 8”, or, 1-2 feet of new snow.  Beautiful, cold, and a lot of work to shovel snow the walk-ways, stairs, and thank goodness for our professional snow removal service for the parking areas!

To give you an idea of just how much snow we’ve received here in greater Tahoe City – Truckee, North Lake Tahoe area, here are snow totals from some of our popular ski resorts:

Homewood Ski Resort – Homewood, CA – over 7 feet (84 inches)of new snow over that past 5 days! This morning they reported over 10” at the base (I live about 4 miles from the base of the ski resort on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City, so I know this is true!) and 18” of new snow at the top.

Northstar Ski Resort – Truckee, CA – over 67” (almost 6 feet) of new snow in the past 72 hours, 47” in the past 48 hours and 29” in the past 24 hours!

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort – Alpine Meadows, CA and Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley -   84 inches (over 7 feet) of new snow in the past 7 days, 31” in the past 24 hours!

Tahoe Donner Ski ResortTruckee, CA – now has a base of 42”!

The winter snow storm yesterday was so bad that late in the afternoon I-80 between Reno and Auburn was shut down.  No traffic!

That’s a big deal to stop all traffic going in both directions.  It was a smart move by both CalTrans and NVRoads, both government agencies that maintain and over-see road travel between the two states on this major Interstate 80, called it a no travel zone.  It was icy, snowy, and just plain unsafe to be out there on the roads yesterday evening and night.

Today we finally saw the blue sky, and it was truly a beautiful sight to see the trees, homes, and area covered in deep snow.

Driving down the plowed road today was unreal knowing that less than a week ago this was just a few inches.  It’s a narrow snow corridor with the deep snow piles on both sides of the road.  Take a look just how beautiful the West Shore of Tahoe City is after a mega snow storm!



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As I look at the weather forecast it looks like we’re going to have more winter storms for the new two weeks, snow, snow and more snow on the way!

If you love to ski, cross-country ski, snowboard, snowshoe, snowmobile, ice skate, or just love to play in the snow, now is the time to plan your winter trip to greater TruckeeTahoe City, and North Lake Tahoe area!

It’s a new year – 2017!  Come up and take advantage of 7 feet of new snow that the North Lake Tahoe received over the past few days!


For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, Tahoe REALTOR®, CRS, Tahoe City Real Estate Agent,

Cal BRE# 01473598

Coldwell BankerCalBRE# 01908304

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David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
HomeSmart - Laveen, AZ
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What nice photos, looks like a  winter wonderland.  Lot of snow, wow.

Jan 09, 2017 01:07 PM #1
Patty Mortara REALTOR CRS | Hunterdon County (NJ)
Hunterdon County Homes - Flemington, NJ

WOW... so almost every day has been a powder day!! By your standards our 3" was just a dusting.  I hope to make it back to Tahoe one of these days, I think its been almost 20 years since I skied there... always loved the back side of Kirkwood. 

Jan 09, 2017 01:17 PM #2
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Laura --- I've been thinking about you while listening to the weather reports and the hearing about the amount of snow you have been receiving.  Your photos are great especially from about 500 miles away.   

Have fun - stay warm - be safe.  

Jan 09, 2017 04:42 PM #3
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Laura, I am not at all surprised to read about the amount of snow that fell given how much rain we got.  It is a sign of the magnitude of the storm when the roads are shut down.  Stay safe first and foremost … and warm and dry would be nice too. 

Jan 09, 2017 05:12 PM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wow, 7 feet!  Now that's a lot of snow.  I'm sure the skiers are loving it.

Jan 19, 2017 04:26 AM #5
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Good news for the skiers and boarders and the level of the lake should come up too.  I hope you can enjoy all that snow!

Jan 22, 2017 04:43 PM #6
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