Major Snowfall Creates Extended Lake Tahoe Ski Season

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Lake Tahoe

Leonard Yakhnich serves Informatica, LLC, as an account executive, providing a host of IT-driven technology solutions to enterprise clients. Able to manage complex sales relationships, he emphasizes a consultative approach in working with C-level executives. In his free time, Leonard Yakhnich is passionate about skiing and has explored slopes on nearly every continent, including locations near Lake Tahoe such as Northstar and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

Early 2017 has witnessed a return of abundant snowfall to previously parched regions in central and northern California. As reported in the Washington Post in late February, snow packs reached depths of up to 500 inches, with so much occurring in Squaw Valley that ski patrol huts and chairlifts were buried.

This was caused by the “atmospheric river” phenomena, where concentrated pockets of moisture ran through the sky and dumped loads of snow throughout the area. Short-term equipment usage issues aside, this is a windfall for the Squaw Valley resort, which announced that it would be open through the July 4th weekend. Since the resort opened in 1962, this extended season has only been possible on four occasions.