Ski Report

Ski Report

Wina Sturgeon: Tips to keep you upright on the slopes

It's disappointing to be in the middle of pulling off your finest move while riding the slopes, and suddenly you've done a face-plant on your board that knocks the wind out of you. Splat! Or just as bad, you catch an edge on one of your skis, and there you are, sliding down the trail with no control whatsoever and heading towards a pile of rocks or a bunch of trees.

Weather

Spring snow leads some Sierra resorts to extend skiing into May

While the Sacramento area experienced partly cloudy skies and gusty winds Monday, after a weekend of highs in the 70s, a spring storm delivered several inches of snow to some parts of the Sierra. As of midafternoon, 11 inches of snow had fallen over the past 24 hours at Northstar California Resort north of Lake Tahoe. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe announced Monday that, thanks to snow conditions, winter operations at the Lake Tahoe area’s highest base elevation resort will be extended to May 8.

Videos

Ski patrol explains avalanche control at Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley avalanche control director Will Paden shows how his team protects skiers from avalanches at the Sierra resort. Additional video by TAS provided by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.
Brad Branan The Sacramento Bee
Ski patrol explains avalanche control at Squaw Valley 1:40

Ski patrol explains avalanche control at Squaw Valley

Rescue dogs ready to search for skiers 2:10

Rescue dogs ready to search for skiers

Video: More snow boosts Sierra's winter sports season 0:57

Video: More snow boosts Sierra's winter sports season

Video: Snow enthusiasts get jump on season 1:22

Video: Snow enthusiasts get jump on season