The entire globe will celebrate World Snow Day on Sunday, and given the ridiculous amounts of snowfall at High Sierra ski resorts this week—more than four feet at some locations—we’re declaring it California Snow Day.
Take advantage of the upcoming powder weekend (especially if you have Monday off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and head to the mountains, where resorts are showing record snowfall for this time of year. Good news for driving: According to the National Weather Service, there are mostly dry conditions predicted for today and Saturday before more snow rolls in on Sunday.
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Here are the recent new snow totals over a 72-hour period through Friday:
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: 73″
Mammoth Mountain: 62”
Soda Springs: 73″
Bear Valley: 49″
Sugar Bowl: 47″
Tahoe Donner: 54″
China Peak: 38”
Mt. Shasta Ski Park: 32”
Find more California resort reports at onthesnow.com.
If you'd rather enjoy the snow off the slopes, there’s still plenty of fluffy white fun to be had. Check out these family-friendly snow adventures, including snowshoe tours at Northstar and snowmobiling at Mammoth Mountain. Or consider these five surprising reasons to visit Big Bear in the winter (hint: winter zip lining). Looking to splurge? Do just that at one of these luxury ski resorts, where you can relax and get pampered or test out high-adrenaline activities like snowkiting.