We are closed for the day and intend to remain closed until Thursday. The massive amounts of snow has resulted in impassible roads, no power to the business, and many employees unable to make it to work. With conditions set to continue for the next few days, we need to focus on getting the park 100% up and running for the weekend. Trust us, its a blizzard out there and you want to plan a trip for later in the week, month, or season. We will update as time permits but we are closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday!
It’s snowing… A LOT, and we are CLOSED at this time! The storms over the last two weeks have produced massive amounts of snow on our hills, including 2 feet of snow over night, bringing us close to 10 FEET of snow outside our windows. Winter weather is expected to continue for the first half of this week and tapper off as we get closer to the weekend. We will update you on conditions as the weekend approaches.
As of this moment, snow levels are down to 3,000 asl. Chains are required and will be for most, if not all, of the week. Power lines are down throughout the county. There have been many vehicle accidents regionally. CalTrans, the County, PG&E, CHP, et al are playing catch-up in a massive way. And it will continue to snow. Likewise, we are playing catch-up as we dig ourselves out and try to prepare for your visit. Due to current conditions, we are CLOSED until Thursday morning. When it comes to what the weather, roads, or other snow play conditions will look like later this week, we simply do not know as of this moment; we will update as we can.
We are thrilled to have this much snow on the hills… but it can stop snowing any time now. This is going to be a GREAT snow year, with plenty of time of awesome snow play. We want to see every one of you in the near future, but we need you to have a safe and fun day, so we are CLOSED at this time; please, please, please, pay attention to the weather and road reports through official sources before planning any trip, and stay tuned in here for future updates.
January looks to be a VERY good month for drought stricken California, and all you SNOWPLAYERS will benefit this season if you time your trip correctly. Here is what we know as of today for this upcoming weekend of snow play FUN:
Another storm is set to impact the region starting Friday Morning and extending into Saturday Morning, with temperatures cold enough to give us another solid dumping of snow. There will be a small break on Saturday before a second storm comes our way on Sunday. Depend on how seriously you take the Weather reports, we could see another couple feet of new snow over the next 72-96 hours, with snow levels potentially dropping down to around 3,000 ft asl. (http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/280890/mother-lode-wind-advisory-sierra-nevada-winter-warnings.html)
Currently we have PLENTY of snow on our hills for tons of wonderful snow play, and these new storms will only help extend your snow play season. If you intend to join us this weekend for some fun in the fresh snow, PLEASE pay close attention to any changes in the Weather Reports (I’m sure you all have at least one weather app on your phones) and changes in road conditions by checking with CalTrans at http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi.
Please, have a safe weekend as these storms continue to bring much needed relief to California and the Businesses that rely on snow and water. We hope to see you soon; have a great weekend!
We have literally been digging ourselves out of the MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF SNOW this weeks storms dumped on us. In less than 72 hours we got some 4 FEET of fresh snow; and to think that just 5 days ago we were washed out by torrential rains! Out staff has been hard at work moving the powder around and getting the hills and lifts ready, and things couldn’t look better for you this weekend! This is the most snow we have seen on the hill this season, and with the current Winter Storm Warning expiring tonight, the weather reports show fairly clear weather for the next 4 days (partly cloudy and/or sunny, with little chance of precipitation). Forecasts call for additional storms starting next Tuesday, which means we have a PERFECT window right now; a three day holiday weekend, TONS of new snow, and good weather. It also means we are likely to see A LOT of people up here this weekend, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone who couldn’t resist these conditions.
Now, before you start your trip to visit us, pay close attention to A) the weather forecasts via the nightly news or your favorite weather app, and B) the latest road condition updates as provided by CalTrans at http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi. Snow levels this morning were nearly down to 2,000 ft elevations (around Sonora), and although it rose later in the day to about 5,000 ft (Sierra Village and Long Barn), chain controls are in effect for the higher elevations and are likely to persist for at least some early portion of the weekend. We are going to be very busy this week, so PLEASE, for your fastest and most accurate information check with Cal Trans about chain controls rather than calling us or message us with questions.
Again, we are OPEN again and ready for you this weekend. We have PLENTY of snow, more than we need for great snow tubing conditions. We look forward to a busy holiday weekend, and hope to see you up here soon to take advantage of these conditions. If recent history has shown you anything, conditions can change rapidly, so if you NEED to get your snow fix this season, rest assured… LELAND SNOWPLAY is your best bet for a safe, fun day in some awesome snow!
Leland Snowplay will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday, in anticipation of heavy snow fall which should enable us to reopen by Thursday, just in time for a great Martin Luther King Weekend. The warmer storm and rain may have temporarily shut down many of the Ski Resorts and Winter Areas, but our Snow Making Crew and Snow Cats will be working overtime with Mother Nature this week to get our hills and lifts back to prime condition for the weekend. For anyone who may be planning a trip up here this weekend, please stay tuned here for the latest updates. Again, we will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday, and hope to reopen Thursday Morning.