Santa Claus is on the slopes today at Lake Tahoe ski resorts. And St. Nick is probably enjoying a powder day.
The region has received up to 7 feet of new snow since last Friday. It was pleasant weather on Monday, but the snow returns for Christmas.
According to The Weather Channel, there is a 100 percent chance of snow today in the Tahoe region. The snow will begin in late morning and will continue through Wednesday, when there is also a 100 percent chance of snow. There is a 20 percent chance of snow both Thursday and Friday.
Below is the National Weather Service forecast for today through Thursday for the Lake Tahoe region.
Today: Cloudy. Chance of snow in the afternoon. Temperature highs 32 to 37. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 55 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Snow. Snow accumulation of 3 to 8 inches … with 4 to 10 inches above 7000 feet. Temperature lows 15 to 20. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph.
Wednesday: Snow showers. Snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches. Temperature highs 25 to 30. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 70 mph decreasing to 55 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Snow showers likely in the evening…then chance of snow showers after midnight. Temperature lows 8 to 18. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the morning…then slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Temperature highs 24 to 29. North winds around 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Temperature lows 1 to 11.
There are six Lake Tahoe ski resorts that now have snow depths of 100 inches or more. All 14 of Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts are open for the season.
Sugar Bowl ski resort has the most recorded snow with 138 at its highest levels. Boreal (121), Soda Springs (121), Mt. Rose (116), Squaw Valley (111) and Sierra-at-Tahoe (107) all have hit the 100-inche mark, Both Northstar California (98) and Alpine Meadows (98) are near triple digits in snow depth.
Lake Tahoe ski resorts
• Boreal: Open
• Heavenly: Open
• Northstar: Open
• Kirkwood: Open
• Squaw Valley: Open
• Mt. Rose: Open
• Sierra-at-Tahoe: Open
• Sugar Bowl: Open
• Alpine: Open
• Homewood: Open
• Soda Springs: Open
• Donner Ski Ranch: Open
• Diamond Peak: Open
• Tahoe Donner: Open