Kirkwood Powder, March 30th 2014

Did this really happen?  A couple of weeks ago we thought the ski season was about over, but better late than never, a series of storms dropped several feet of snow in Tahoe.  We skied both March 29th and 30th at Kirkwood.  Saturday night it snowed 18″ at Kirkwood, and Sunday was the best day of the season.

Palisades at Kirkwood, March 30 2014

Palisades at Kirkwood, March 30 2014

As of April 1, 2014, Kirkwood has received 370″ up top, and 258″ at the base.  This is about 70% of the normal snowfall for the year.  Heavenly has received only 176″ which is about 50% of normal.  Kirkwood has been strangely blessed with snowfall compared to most other areas both north and south, so we have spent the majority of our Tahoe ski days there this year.  Sunday was the first time this year I was able to use my K2 Pontoon powder skis.  What a blast!

Palisades at Kirkwood, March 30 2014

Palisades at Kirkwood, March 30 2014

I put up a couple of new reviews:  Mt. Rose and Diamond Peak.  These are the 2 Nevada resorts we have on our list.  With Mt. Rose in the bag, we have now completed all the Tahoe resorts. This is definitely the low-hanging fruit since we have a house in South Lake!  We can now rank the Tahoe resorts according to our experiences and preferences:

AiRung Ron
  1. Heavenly
  2. Squaw
  3. Kirkwood
  4. Northstar
  5. Sugar Bowl
  6. Sierra at Tahoe
  7. Alpine Meadows
  8. Mt Rose
  9. Homewood
  10. Diamond Peak
  1. Heavenly
  2. Kirkwood
  3. Squaw
  4. Alpine Meadows
  5. Northstar
  6. Mt. Rose
  7. Sierra at Tahoe
  8. Sugar Bowl
  9. Homewood
  10. Diamond Peak

I have a GoPro now, and was able to put together a short video of some powder shots from Sunday.

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