Attention snow fans- The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and Northstar California Resort just reported that the resort is covered in a blanket of snowfall. NOAA is forecasting up to two feet of accumulation on the mountains. A strong start for a fantastic winter 2015-16 season!
With regional temperatures forecasted to be well below average, these are ideal conditions to power up the snowmaking guns.
"“We are thrilled with the current snowfall at the resort and are looking forward to welcoming eager winter enthusiasts to our picturesque destination,” said Joseph Mattioli, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “This will be a fantastic holiday season, and a Thanksgiving like we haven’t seen in a while here at the resort."
He went on to say, "The experiences offered by The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe throughout the season ( think 17 room spa, outdoor heated pool, and fine restaurant) are a great compliment to the winter recreational activities offered by Northstar California Resort. We offer the finest terrain, conditions and guest services in the Lake Tahoe region.”
Pete Sonntag, Tahoe regions vice president and chief operating officer says, “Signs of El Niño are popping up across the Sierra and we’re pulling out all the stops to provide our guests with the best early season snow conditions.”
Well you had me at "spa" and "snow" Pete and Joe! It's been so long since I've hit the slopes- does anyone still wax skis?