Anxious to get out on the slopes? It’s snowing at Heavenly Mountain in Tahoe; here is the latest on the weather:
October 5, 2011 – Heavenly Mountain Resort welcomed the first snowflakes of the 2011-2012 winter season early this morning with a total accumulation of 3″-5″ inches measured at 11:00 a.m. by Heavenly’s mountain operations team. The snow continues to fall and an updated measurement will be collected later today.
On October 5, 2010, this exact date last year, Heavenly received an early gift from La Nina of 4 – 5″ inches of snow on the mountain. After that early snowfall, the 2010-2011 ski and ride season went on to break all previous snowfall records with a monumental 530″ inches. La Nina is the naturally occurring climate phenomenon that brings extreme weather patterns to the Western region and according to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study, La Nina is once again gaining momentum to continue this winter.
“The promise of another La Nina year means big snow early and often,” said John Wagnon, senior director of brand marketing. “Storm clouds will give way to sunny skies and an abundant amount of snow – the two best ingredients for an epic ski and ride season at Heavenly!