Catch of the Day - Rogue Tahoe Dumps
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
October 25, 2004
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
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The Lake Tahoe region in northern California receives significantly more snowfall than the mid-Atlantic over the course of a season, but Tahoe winters can be a feast or famine affair with little rhyme or reason. Massive dumps can hit in October or May, with dry spells in January. The region is currently enjoying a pre-Halloween frozen treat. Ripped from last Thursday's (10/21/04) headlines: "Boreal Ski Resort near Donner Pass said its 3-foot snowfall would let it open Thursday - the second earliest season opening in two decades."

Boreal is actually one of the smaller Tahoe ski areas with nine lifts and 600 feet of vertical, but it is strategically located about 60 minutes closer to the Bay area than many others.

Here's a celebratory shot taken on a fresh powder day at Boreal.

Anybody have a personal experience with Rogue Tahoe Dumps?
October 25, 2004
Member since 12/5/2003 🔗
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Last time I went to Tahoe I kept waiting for the dumps, and waiting some more. Instead I got 60 degree slush. It was the first week of March and I was very disappointed. However, I plan to feast on some early season Sierra Cement in December. I have had my famine, now its my turn to feast!

*At this point its looking like I may be going solo as my girlfriend is in grad school, anyone interested in a quick, cheap trip?

JimK - DCSki Columnist
November 4, 2004
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
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Four beautiful, snowy photos from Boreal, CA ski area, Oct 27, 2004. Winter comes early for Bay Area snowriders!
boreal, tahoe oct 27th, 2004

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