It’s going to be a white Thanksgiving for portions of the Sierras, as the first winter storms of the season move through Northern California. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the higher elevations, with the first storm slated to move into the region Wednesday, and a second making its appearance Thursday and into Friday. The snowline is expected to fluctuate between 6000 and 7000 feet. With Leland Snowplay’s elevation right in the middle of that, we are hopeful we will receive a solid dumping of the National Weather Services predicted “moderate to heavy” snowfall. We remain closed at this time, but will pay close attention to temperatures and precipitation over this holiday in the hope we can open within the next few weeks. It’s been a long summer, and we are excited at the prospect of a long winter and tons of Snowplay fun. Stay tuned here for future updates!
First of all, the snow conditions are still holding up really well and we are having a great Spring Break on the hill with every one of you. Thank you to everyone who visited us. But, we have TWO IMPORTANT pieces of information for any of you late season snowplayers. Please read before planning your trip:
FIRST, we are closely monitoring the incoming storm, which is predicted to be another warm pineapple express late this week. This storm may dump several inches of rain in a short 24-36 hour span, potentially destroying the great snow conditions we have worked so hard to maintain for your Spring Break. Therefore, follow normal operations on Thursday, April 5, 2018, we will be CLOSED on Friday and Saturday (when the storm is expected to rear its ugly head). We will reevaluate conditions Saturday Evening / Sunday Morning, and determine how much longer (if at all) we can remain in operation this season. Again, the conditions right now are GREAT, with sunny weather and clear roads predicted for Wednesday and Thursday, and we hope you can take advantage of the conditions while they last.
SECOND, due to technical issues beyond our control, we are not able to accept Credit or Debit Cards today, and although we are working on the problem, we can not guarantee the problem will be resolved if you plan to visit us on Wednesday or Thursday. We apologize for the inconvenience; clearly, we are not too happy with this technology issue either. For the time being we are cash-only until the problem is resolved. Please plan accordingly.
AGAIN, we are open Wednesday and Thursday with clear skies, clear roads, and plenty of snow, but we don’t have the ability to accept credit cards at this time. We are closed Friday and Saturday due to predicted downpours. We will reevaluate conditions after this storm passes. This season has been a series of ups and downs, and we want to sincerely thank everyone for bearing with us through it all!
Seven Days a Week of Spring Snowplay by Popular Demand!!!
Due to overwhelming demand, we are making last minute preparations to open all seven days this week (including Wednesday) and next week. Simply put, the snow and weather conditions are TOO PERFECT for us to turn away all the people who will be showing up for Wednesday Spring Break Snowplay, not realizing we are typically closed on Wednesdays. Again, we want to reiterate, the conditions are the best this season. The roads are clear. The snow is awesome. The weather is warm and clear. And, we are OPEN all seven days this week and next, with optimistic plans to remain in operation through mid-April. So, if you Spring Break is this week or next, and you are looking for something fun to do at a great price, then check our mid-week SNOWPLAY!
All that said, it is Spring, and the snow won’t last forever. If you miss out, it will be a long summer of regret and mournful waiting for next winter. So, if you are looking for something fun to do for Spring Break, Easter Weekend, April Fools Day, or National No Housework Day (April 7 if you were wondering), we are ready and waiting to have a phenomenal day in the SNOW with you!