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January 11, 2008

Resorts Offer Great Quality Snow, Some of the Deepest Base Levels in the U.S.

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Lake Tahoe, CA & NV – Skiers and Snowboarders are rejoicing with up to 12 feet of fresh snow that has accumulated at Ski Lake Tahoe resorts from the massive winter storm heralded as one of the top 15 storms to hit the region in the last 50 years. From shore to shore, the truly epic conditions at Lake Tahoe ski resorts offered patrons anything from deep groomers to head high powder that will be remembered for seasons to come. The snow continues to fall around the Lake region and scattered snow showers are forecast through Friday.

Several days of intensive snowfall have created a deep snowpack topped with several feet of incredibly light snow that enabled the resorts to open nearly all of their available terrain. With the deepest base measuring 130 inches, Ski Lake Tahoe resorts have the some of the highest base totals in the country.

“The conditions at the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts are incredible. This storm has secured an epic winter in Lake Tahoe with a deep snowpack now covered in several feet of light and dry snow,” said John Wagnon, president of Ski Lake Tahoe. “Winter storms like this are part of the Tahoe lifestyle. This is exactly what the region is famous for and a good reason why some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders make their way to Tahoe.”

The Lake Tahoe area typically has better weather conditions than any resort area in the U.S., with over 400 inches of annual snowfall combined with over 300 days of sunshine at slightly more comfortable winter temperatures. Tahoe experiences weather systems generated from Alaska that bring extremely cold temperatures and significant amounts of Pacific moisture resulting in super-sized storms yielding excessive amounts of snowfall.

For up-to-date snow conditions information at the seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts, please visit: http://www.skilaketahoe.com/skiresorts/snowconditions.php

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