The $64,000 Question: How much long will our season last? As we stated before, we have TONS of snow on the ground (and more falling as I type; CLICK HERE), so this season ends when employee cars outnumber customer cars. We have recieved enough verbal commitments from you over the last week to make this official… so, after much deliberation, we will be open through APRIL 23, 2017! For those of you who haven’t taken advantage of that LONG season (where have you been; we opened on December 3?!), you still have NINE (9) more days and TWO (2) more weekends!
Currently it is snowing, and chain controls are in effect. However, the weather is expected to clear by Saturday morning, and the conditions should be awesome on the hill for some Spring Snowplay. We understand that a number of you will be up over the next 7-10 days on vacations; we will be hard at work to maintain the wonderful snow conditions, and we need to see each and every smiling face possible up here. It has been a long, hard season in the snow for us, but we will be eagerly waiting for your last visit as we all end this spectacular season in the snow! We hope to see you soon. As always, play close attention to the weather and road conditions before starting your trip, and have a wonderful weekend!
Don’t worry… we are not closing any time soon; with as much snow as we have on the hill, we are planning to be open well into April. However, this is officially the last weekend of Winter; Spring starts on March 20, although the weather for Northern California this last week has definitely been spring-like. The National Weather Service is predicting a return to some minor wet weather this next week, but one thing is clear: This season won’t last forever. So, before you think too much about Little League, Boating on the Lake, and Camping, remember to take advantage of this epic snow year one last time. Currently, the roads are clear and the snow is piled high. We are not quite sure what this light weather will bring our way this weekend, so pay close attention to the weather reports before planning your trip. As always, stay tuned in here for the latest updates and any important announcements. The end of the season is in sight, but with these conditions, we know we can cram in a TON of SNOWPLAY before we sign off for the season!
It’s been a stellar snow year in California, with the Department of Water Resources officially announcing yesterday that our states snow-pack sits at a whooping 185% of normal! Leland Snowplay is literally sitting in a blanket of TON and TONS of snow. Our snow-making staff has been hard at work augmenting Mother Nature, working to ensure we have a long and fun-filled season.
This week has been clear and sunny during the day, and cold at night; perfect of all night snow-making. This weekend is predicted to start our GREAT for all our guests; the clear and sunny weather and sunny weather on Friday and Saturday morning is slated to give way to snow late Saturday Afternoon through Sunday. Again, Saturday is expected to remain largely snow-free, with great conditions on the hills (this video uploaded to our Facebook Page was taken today) and on the roads (currently there are NO chain restriction in place). We are expecting minor snow accumulations down to the 3,000 foot level by the end of Sunday, so Saturday just may be your perfect opening!
Following this weekend, the long-term forecast is currently showing fairly clear weather for the bulk of March, with a few smaller storms predicted. With the first day of Spring a few weeks away, it’s important to remember that while conditions are AWESOME right now for winter fun, the season won’t last forever. Traditionally, we try to stay open through early-to-mid April. That leaves us with ~6 more weeks of fun. If you have yet to visit us this season, there is no time like the present. Make your plans now!