Getting Around & Parking During the Holidays

Category: Operations Blog

Snow Showers Expected Throughout The Week

With the holiday season almost upon us, the Tahoe region is sure to be busy over the next two weeks. Snow showers are expected throughout the week starting on Sunday 12/22, but accumulation will likely be limited. If you will be traveling around the region, be sure to make use of one of our many parking & transit resources, including free rideshares, free TART buses, carpool parking, and more. Thanks to an amazing amount of early season snowfall and the hard work of our snowmaking teams, Alpine Meadows should be fully open by Sunday, and we expect Squaw Valley to follow closely behind with the exception of the Silverado zone. Please know that we are expecting heavy winds as this storm arrives, so all operations are subject to change based on weather & conditions

We will continue to update this blog with snow projections, pertinent road condition information, and other tips and tricks. 

NWS Sac Info

Please be aware that there may be chain controls, slow-moving traffic or road closures, especially on Donner Pass, if snow accumulation becomes significant. Check out the weather, road status, snow reports, and lift status links below as we move into a dynamic weather pattern. Travel safely and happy holidays!

Helpful Travel & Road Conditions Links

Save these links & use them to plan for your travel days.  

Squaw Alpine Conditions Information

This is where you'll find the best information on mountain conditions. 

Parking & Getting Around Squaw Alpine

During the holidays, plan ahead & leave extra time when traveling. Utilize the following resources to improve your experience. 

Winter Driving

Winter driving conditions in the Sierra can change rapidly, so be prepared! 
  • Have extra water, food, necessary medication and warm clothing in the car with you. Be prepared to be waiting for long periods of time if the highways close. 
  • Carry chains and know how to use them. 
  • Do not leave the area without a full tank of gas. 
  • Become familiar with this list of Winter Driving Tips