Let It Snow….Photos of Lake Tahoe region and mass amount of snow

Those numbers that have been collected indicate remarkable amounts of the white stuff.

The snow survey from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of California found the snow pack in the Lake Tahoe Basin is 219 percent of normal as of Feb. 21, the Truckee River Basin is 212 percent of normal, and the Walker River Basin, which includes Mammoth Ski Resort, is 224 percent of average

Mount Rose, the Tahoe ski resort with highest base at 7,900 feet, has recorded 636 inches, some 53 feet of accumulative snow since the start of the season. Squaw Valley has seen 565 inches, over 47 feet.

“In 2017 alone, since January 1, we’ve had 460 inches,” said Sam Kieckhefer, a spokesperson for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “Our season average is 450 inches. We received more snow since the start of 2017 than our average season.”

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