Leland Snowplay started this month in great shape with 3 feet of man-made snow, and this last week Mother Nature more than doubled that number! Despite the disappointing start to the season, March is looking FANTASTIC. We are open 6 days a week (closed Wednesdays) 10am to 5pm. All our lifts and tows are open, all the tubing and sledding lanes are looking perfect, and our staff is working hard to give you the best snowplay of the season. Just check out the scenery and conditions in the video HERE!
The National Weather Service is predicting series of small, weak systems over the course of the next week, with light intermittent precipitation; a mild wintry mix which isn’t predicted to impact us much. In fact, the roads are 100% clear right now, and we are expecting that to remain true for most of the weekend. As always, please consult Cal Trans for the latest road information.
As we move deeper into March, we are expecting longer days and the slow melt of all this wonderful snow. Given the last few months, our intention is to working hard to maintain these awesome conditions for many weeks to come. In order to make that happen, we really need to see everyone who missed out on snowplay in December and January to pay us a visit this month. The conditions are great, but they won’t last forever. So, before your attention shifts to spring activities, check your calendar, and make plans for one more trip to the snow! Things are looking phenomenal on the hill, and we can’t wait to see you up here!
In the winter recreation industry, it is either feast or famine… and March is definitely going to start out as a feast of SNOWPLAY FUN! We are sitting on fantastic conditions, and are 100% open and in full operation to start the month, 10 am to 5pm, six days a week (closed on Wednesdays); please see our attached calendar and pricing chart for details.
In addition, the National Weather Service is predicting major storm activity over the next several days. We are anticipating “one of the more substantial snow storms in recent years” (per the NWS) and several feet of fresh natural snow by the weekend, on top of the 3 feet of (mostly) man-made snow we have been cranking out the last two weeks. Once the storms pass out of the region, we are confident that we will be sitting on the absolute best snow conditions we have seen this entire season.
Not only have we been giving you great tubing and sledding these past couple of weeks, but Dodge Ridge Ski Area (our neighbor just 20 minutes away) will be reopening this Friday for a Powder Weekend! Meanwhile, all of our local hotels, cabins, restaurants, and shops are primed to kick off this month in a WINTER WONDERLAND! There is no better time this season to plan your snowplay trip in Tuolumne County.
As a reminder, please pay close attention to your favorite weather app regarding the timing of these storms. Likewise, please consult CalTrans regarding evolving road conditions and chain controls.
EVERYONE in our Sierra Community is thrilled with the change in the weather we are experiencing. We are working hard to make something wonderful from this season that started so slow. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take advantage of this wonderful March Snowplay; you won’t regret it. We truly hope you can join us soon!
It has been a GREAT 2 weeks on the hill; just check out the conditions on the hill today (CLICK HERE). We were able to reopen mid-February due to VERY cold temperatures and the dedicated work of our snow-making crew, and we thank everyone who joined us during President’s Day Weekend and Ski Week. As we end the month, we are in even better shape, with three feet of snow under our feet, and possibly over 3 feet of NEW snow on the way by the end of the week; we will be updating you on those storms as the week progresses. Not only will we start the month with the best conditions of the season (by far), but our neighbor to the south, Dodge Ridge Ski Area, is REOPENING this Friday for Skiing and Snowboarding! For everyone whose winter plans were cut short this December and January, your NEED to seriously think about MARCH SNOWPLAY! Tuolumne County is back to being the Winter Wonderland that is sure to bring a smile to your face!
This week has been COLD, with day temperatures at or below freezing. Nighttime temperatures have been in the single digits and we have been able to add feet of GREAT snow to the upper mountain, lower mountain, and the lifts/tows. On top of that, its dumping fresh natural snow all day today. This is without a doubt the best we have seen it this season; two months late, but we will take it! Its going to be a great ending to the month for everyone looking for the first serious snow of the season. (Click Here to see the Video)
We are ending Ski Week tomorrow with a bang and are looking forward to another snowy weekend. That also means there will be chain controls in place for part of this weekend, so check with CalTrans before planning your trip. Given the weather forecast, we are anticipating having the snow to remain in operation well into March, and maybe longer if these cold temperatures continue and you keep showing up. If snow on the road isn’t your thing, trust us, we will have snow to start March,with out doubt!
We know a lot of you had to cancel trips in December and January due to drought, but this is the time to make plans for a trip! We hope to see you soon!
REOPENING FOR SNOWPLAY TOMORROW!
Leland Snowplay will be reopening tomorrow, Friday, February 16, for what is sure to be a busy Holiday stretch! We have every intention of being open EVERY DAY (10am to 5pm) through the weekend, ski week, and (hopefully) far beyond.
Check out the video HERE; temperatures this week have dropped significantly, allowing our Snow-Making Staff to crank our tons of fresh snow. This will allow us to provide 100% coverage on all of our Larger Tubing Hills, the Kiddie Hills, and our Lifts/Tows. Using 95% man-made snow to start this holiday period, we are looking at great tubing and sledding conditions, and are looking at another boost from Mother Nature to start next week! However, because the Sierra’s have received very little natural snow so far this season, please bear the following in mind BEFORE planning your trip:
– There is very little snow anywhere outside of our Snow Park. If you are planning a trip to the snow, but not to see us, you will be hard pressed to find any snow at the moment. We have snow only because we worked hard to make this weekend happen.
– Man-made snow is great for tubing and sledding, but we don’t have the amounts of snow to provide the type of general snow play (snowmen, snowball fights, etc) we wish we could.
– Conditions are likely to change over the course of the holiday weekend. We are expecting temperatures to continue to drop and some additional snowfall from Mother Nature early next week. Although we are currently experiencing clear roads (no chains) and cold/sunny days, that is probably going to change. Please pay attention to your favorite weather app and consult the Cal Trans Roads Page for the most current information on road conditions.
Again, we are thrilled to be able to reopen for you. Our mountain communities have taken quite the hit this winter due to the drought, but we are working hard, and hope you will lend a hand in supporting our business, as well as our local hotels, cabins, restaurants, and shops. Every one of us stands ready (and well rested) to give you the best holiday we possible can. We hope you can join us to take advantage of every ounce of SNOWPLAY we can squeeze out of this winter weather!