VIDEO: Snow blankets the Sierra this holiday week

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — People heading up to the Sierra ahead of Thanksgiving were hit with some serious delays.

Bay Area drivers looking to beat the traffic Wednesday morning were held up by chain controls.

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Some parts of the Sierra picked up nearly a foot of snow overnight and that caught many travelers off-guard.

And don’t forget to plan for that return trip back to the Bay Area because more snow is in the forecast.

Here is the ski report:

California
Alpine Meadows — Wed 7:38 am 4 – 6 new MG machine groomed 14 – 18 base 2 of 100 trails, 2% open, 2 of 13 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;

Bear Valley — Wed Plan to Open 11/25

Boreal — Wed 10:51 am 6 new variable machine groomed 4 – 16 base 6 of 33 trails 15% open, 3 of 8 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-9p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;

China Peak — Plan to Open 12/03

Donner Ski Ranch — Plan to Open 12/15

Heavenly — Wed 7:24 am 5 new powder 18 – 18 base 2 of 97 trails 2% open, 15 acres, 2 of 29 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p;

Homewood — Plan to Open 12/09

June — Plan to Open 12/10

Kirkwood — Plan to Open 11/26

Mammoth — Wed 11:42 am 1 new MG machine groomed 6 – 36 base 18 of 150 trails 7% open, 5 of 28 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 8:30a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p;

Mt Shasta — Plan to Open 12/15

Northstar — Wed 6:30 am 8 new MG machine groomed 18 – 18 base 5 of 100 trails 5% open, 5 of 20 lifts, Mon-Fri: 8a-4p; Sat/Sun: 8a-4p;

Sierra at Tahoe — Plan to Open 12/05

Sugar Bowl — Plan to Open 11/25

Tahoe Donner — Plan to Open 12/09

Yosemite Ski — Plan to Open 12/16

Bear Valley XC — Plan to Open 11/25 4 new

Diamond Peak — Plan to Open 12/15

Mt Rose — Wed 11:45 am 2 – 4 new MG machine groomed 10 – 18 base 15 of 60 trails 25% open, 180 acres, 3 of 7 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p

 

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