Are you looking for current Tahoe National Forest snow conditions? If so, please visit the main Tahoe National Forest website to look for information and to find phone numbers. The discussion below is from a previous winter, although some of the links are still useful.
Tahoe National Forest Snow Conditions, 2010
In the Mount Shasta area we still have snow above about 6000 feet, a bit lower on a few north-facing slopes.
And the Tahoe area also received a lot of the white stuff this winter and spring. Here are details from a press release about snow pack at Tahoe National Forest locations:
Winters snows remain in the Sierra Nevada. See below for some recent snow measurements within the Tahoe National Forest. Also, when traveling through the mountains, be sure to be prepared for snowy weather and changing conditions. Always carry chains, extra food, blankets and emergency supplies in case you get delayed or stranded. Visit the sites below for the most recent weather and snow conditions. Enjoy your spring travels, but please be safe.
- Yuba Pass SnoPark (6701′) — 2-3 feet
- Chapman Creek (6,000′) — 4 feet
- Diablo Campground (5800′) — 3-4 feet
- Central Sierra Snow Lab Norden, CA (6883′) — 27.6 inches
- Packsaddle Campground (5900′) — 5 feet
- Snag Lake Campground (6600′) — 2-6 feet
* Forest road information can be found in the Recreational Activities for each District Ranger Station.
Before any trip into high elevations during snow conditions, please visit:
* Sierra Avalanche Center (www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory)
* NWS Forecast for this area
CalTrans Highway Conditions
- Interstate 80 (www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/i80)
- State Route 89 (www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/sr89)
- State Route 49 (www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/sr49)
- State Route 20 (www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/sr20)
Looks like much of the northern Sierra Nevada mountains will not be snow-free until July. Dang!
How is the high-mountain snow affecting your summer hiking plans? Where are you hiking instead?