|Photo: Squaw Valley|
Quick ski and snowboarding update: The last few days have brought reports of snow at ski areas throughout the West. Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley, Breckenridge and other Colorado locations all report major storms rolling through and leaving a significant amount of powder.
Since the bases are building and the temperatures show we're in the middle of winter, now's the time to book vacation rentals and hit the slopes. Be sure to check the ski reports at OntheSnow.com before booking.
Heavenly on the south end of the lake is reporting a 35-inch base and 46 inches of new snow within the last 72 hours. Squaw Valley is reporting 20 inches up top and 12 inches on the lower mountain and have opened up three more runs--Funitel, Gold Coast and Mountain Run. Be sure to check out vacation rentals the other ski areas on the North side of the Lake Tahoe--Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Homestead and Northstar.
Breckenridge has a 46-inch base, having recede 23 inches of snow in the past week. Over 75% of their terrain is open, as well as 28 of 31 lifts. Aspen's reporting a 50-inch base in middle elevations and packed powder, while Telluride has a 47-inch base and all 18 lifts open.