In just the last 4 days, we have received 120 Inches of snow. While it’s a bittersweet arrival of “Miracle March,” this late season snow will reduce the threat of drought for our trees and fill the Lake back up
The current lake level for Tahoe is 6,227.29 feet, this is down more than 9 inches from this date last year. This drop in water level is equivalent to 31.92 billion gallons of water, or around 108 times the total amount of water used by California-Tahoe Ski Resorts for snowmaking.
Friday, February 28th was a special day for the Tahoe Fund as we hit the slopes in the early morning for Platinum First Tracks at Northstar.
The snow was fresh and spirits were high as a special group of donors and Tahoe Fund board members enjoyed deep corduroy courtesy of Northstar. We were also joined by members of the Northstar executive team, including Vice President and General Manager, Deirdra Walsh.
We gathered to thank our donors and celebrate Vail Resort’s $1 donation program that allows guests of Northstar, Heavenly, and Kirkwood to contribute $1 to the Tahoe Fund on lift tickets, hospitality, and rounds of gold. Those dollars have really added up and have helped us complete environmental projects all around Tahoe.
After some great skiing, our friends from Paradigm8 provided the group with a special experience in Tahoe Mountain Club’s Schaffer’s Camp featuring a five star meal, a beautiful view and a Bloody Mary bar sponsored by J.P. Morgan.
Special thanks to Northstar, J.P. Morgan, Paradigm8 and all of our donors and board members for a great day celebrating the work of the Tahoe Fund.
To see all the pictures and download your favorite, visit: Northstar Platinum First Tracks
There are currently 14 prescribed fires burning in the Tahoe Basin. The Tahoe Forest Fuels Team has been working hard to clear the slash piles that are currently overwhelming the basin. Prescribed fires are set by forest managers during less flammable conditions and kept within control lines to create fires of low intensity in areas that would be high intensity zones during wildfires. Tahoe Living with Fire houses and updates a map with locations of planned prescribed fires around the lake so that everyone can stay informed.
Feel the STOKE this winter at Diamond Peak! Experience the mountain in a whole new way with a Diamond Peak STOKE guided tour program.
What is a STOKE Tour?
In partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District’s Waste Not conservation staff, Diamond Peak will offer a series of free guided interpretive ski/snowboard tours of the mountain this winter. Program participants will meet behind the Base Lodge with a guide before touring the mountain to discuss the unique plant and animal life that flourishes within the ski area’s boundaries, as well as the history of the resort, of Incline Village and the Lake Tahoe region as a whole. Learn about Diamond Peak’s recent certification through STOKE Certified and continuing efforts to incorporate sustainable practices into operations and education.
What Do I Need to Know Before I Go?
In order to complete the STOKE tour, one must be an intermediate skier or snowboarder and have a valid lift ticket or season pass to participate, unless otherwise noted.
The tour is only an hour long, so you can hit the slopes before and after if you feel inclined.
Next Tour Date
The next date, and last date, for a STOKE tour this year will be Saturday, March 7, from 10:30am-11:30am.
Where to Meet the Tour Guide
Meet on the snow behind the base lodge (near the ski racks and large trail map sign).
To Learn More