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Monday, June 6, 2011
It's snowing in Tahoe in June

Endless winter continues here in Lake Tahoe, with a few inches of snow dropping Sunday night. The Sierra and most of the western U.S. still seem to be held firmly in the grasp of the La Niņa weather pattern that brought record-breaking snowfalls to resorts across the region. The only thing we've been able to depend on lately is the inconsistent and fickle nature of the weather.

Tahoe's unprecedented late-season snowpack combined with cold temperatures and a seemingly endless supply of moisture have provided a unique opportunity for some extremely late-season powder skiing. The resorts in Tahoe may all be closed until the fourth of July weekend, when Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood and Sugar Bowl plan to reopen, but the coverage has allowed for great ski touring all over the place. Last Thursday, I spent the morning hiking laps at Alpine Meadows and the powder was incredible. It's hard to believe this video was shot on June 2.