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After a six-week powder famine, Tahoe finally gets pounded on again.

Updated: February 21, 2011, 1:16 PM ET
By Jeremy Benson

Tahoe's winter started out with record-breaking early season snowfall, like the jet stream was using the region for target practice. By New Year's day the area had received 200 percent of normal precipitation. But then a six-week long powder famine struck.

During the 45-day period, a measly 10 inches of snow fell. Stubborn high pressure systems pushed storms around Tahoe -- north into BC then south through Jackson, Salt Lake, and Colorado. It seemed maybe La Niņa had turned her ...

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