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!