Incredible footage shows 500 inches of snowfall which covered much of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Sierra Nevada.
A driver passing through a road near Lake Tahoe filmed the captivating scene as huge walls of snow were split in parts on either side of the road
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced it will extend its ski season through July 7 this year due to record snowfall levels following a recent storm.
Officials claimed the area had exceeded the 50-foot mark at Squaw Valley’s upper mountain on Friday, while several other resorts have gone over 500 inches for the season.
Incredible footage (pictured) shows 500 inches of snowfall which covered much of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Sierra Nevada
Squaw Valley reported 20 inches of snow for a storm total, bringing its season total to 611 inches. The total is 200 inches more than the mountain received last season.
Alpine Meadows said it received 17 inches of snow during this week’s storm, which raises the resort’s season total to 507 inches.
A driver passing through a road near Lake Tahoe captured the captivating scene (pictured)
Snow measuring 500 inches in parts had gathered on either side of the road. A Placer County sheriff poses beside a massive snow accumulation
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced it will extend its ski season through July 7 this year due to record snowfall levels following a recent storm
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced Squaw Valley will remain open until July 7,.
Alpine Meadows will operate into May, according to the resort, with a schedule dependent upon weather.
Northstar California Resort was hit with the most snow during this week’s storm with a reported 27 inches coming down at the mountain.
Northstar has now received 547 inches of snow this season. Social media claimed skiers and snowboarders have been waiting for a winter like this one for years.
Workers are shown digging into snow as they make their way up Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
All major western regions, including the Rockies, Tahoe, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, the Tetons of Wyoming and Utah’s Wasatch have had heavy snowfall
All of the major western regions, including the Rockies, Tahoe, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, the Tetons of Wyoming and Utah’s Wasatch have had very heavy snowfall.
The Northeast also got plenty of snow and more unusually, consistent cold to keep it from disappearing. Europe also has had an amazing winter all across the Alps.
A number of major resorts across North America have been announcing later than planned closing times, much deeper into the spring in some cases.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California, is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was the host site of the entire 1960 Winter Olympics.
It is the second-largest ski area in Lake Tahoe after Heavenly, with 30 chairlifts, 3,600 acres and the only funitel in the U.S.