An active weather pattern is going to bring a few weather events to the Tahoe area, starting later this week. According to the National Weather Service in Reno,

“Snow levels will be rather high, with the best potential for accumulating snow (early projection 8-16 inches) near and above 8000 feet.”

Since a majority of the Tahoe area resorts have base and mid-mountain elevations well below 8,000 feet, don’t expect a huge powder day – unless the forecast changes. According to the Tahoe Daily Snow, snow levels may rise to around 9,000 feet on Thursday night, before dropping again on Friday.

What does this mean for skiers and snowboarders?

The upper parts of most resorts should see an increase in snow pack, but expect rain and a loss of snow at lake level and at lower-mountain areas at resorts and in the backcountry.