The Weekend Drop: March 30 edition

And the snow just keeps coming! This past week saw a recent storm system bring 16 inches of fresh snow to the mountain, creating perfect conditions for some late-season powder days. As this season draws to a close, sunny days are becoming more abundant but there's a lot of great skiing still to be had.

I spent the last few days lapping Tahoe Zephyr Express, where I enjoyed some of the best corduroy Lake Tahoe has to offer. Northstar's grooming team has been working harder than ever to deliver an average of 73 groomed runs each day. On Saturday, the season record was met with 75 pristine trails. Add those numbers to the recent snow totals and you get perfect conditions for every style of skiing or snowboarding. Check out the video below, which takes you on a little behind-the-scenes tour of Northstar Mountain Operations.

While the past week brought sunshine and snow, the immediate forecast looks more like those token spring skiing days in Lake Tahoe. According to the National Weather Service, snow showers are likely today and tonight before we move into a clear window with several days of sunshine. This weekend should be beautiful with light winds and high temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

As the end of this epic season approaches, there are plenty of exciting springtime events to look forward to. Make sure to follow @NorthstarMtn on Twitter for the most current information regarding mountain operations, traffic updates, and special events. We'll see you on the hill!

Upcoming Events:

  • (4/1) Spring It On! Pond Skim. This classic event invites the whole family out for springtime fun with a live DJ and face painting. The pond skim is free to enter and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis to those 10 and older. Did we mention the whole mountain is transforming into an 80’s throwback? Prizes will be awarded for the top-three pond crossings, best crash, and best costume.
  • (3/24-3/26) Weekends in the Village. Your après–ski sesh begins in the Village at Northstar. Join us for live music, ice skating, and complimentary s'mores in the Village from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Ahlani is a wanderlust-inspired adventurer and aspiring travel writer born and bred out of the Sierra Nevadas. She is passionate about combining her love of travel with her love of words while pushing creative boundaries and exploring the great outdoors. Ahlani received dual degrees in public relations and international affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno and plans on chasing powder and working in the mountains for years to come. She's lived in the Bahamas and New Zealand, and spent time in 47 other countries, but Lake Tahoe will always hold her heart. Read more about her adventures here.