Well everyone in Northern California knows that we get hammered with snow in Lake Tahoe but how do we compare with everyone else out there in good ol’ America? Sure everywhere gets a marginal season, you know those when it’s raining out in December, or no snow all of January, we hate those years. Luckily they are few and far between and hopefully stay that way. But with all the things going on with the environment these days who knows what will happen.
Anyway, I was forwarded this link from a co-worker, “America’s Top 10 Snowiest Cities” from The Weather Channel. It was great to see not one but two of the towns right here in Lake Tahoe make the cut. With so many top 10’s out there it seems that Tahoe rarely makes the list in the skiing category which has always surprised me. Now seeing this top 10 you’d hope that we would get some credit for the skiing here. Really, one would think that if you are one of the top 10 snowiest cities in America there must be good skiing there? And that’s ANY type of skiing; nordic, on-piste, off-piste, snowboarding, groomers, bumps, etc. and not to mention any form of snowplay.
– Average yearly snow: 170.8″
– Population (2000 census): 3997
– Snowiest month: February (40.8″)
– Snowiest day: 42″ (4/3/1958)
– Record depth: 166″ (3/20/1952)