It’s been a big snowfall total month in California and Squaw Valley mountain resort just broke their February snowfall record. Did we mention there’s still another 12 days till the end of the month?

The previous snowfall record was back in 2017 when the resort scored over 196 inches (4.97 metres) of snow for the month. 

Squaw is currently calling over 205 inches (5.2 metres) for February with more on the way. That’s a lot of snow as Tahoe locals already well know. The resort closed for extreme avalanche danger after the snow storm before this one.  

The average season total is usually 462 inches (11.73 metres) with Squaw Valley already receiving 450 (11.43 metres) thus far this season.

They’re not the only California resorts killing it this season. Mammoth Mountain has already announced a July 4 closing date with rumours of staying open even longer. 

Tahoe resorts Northstar, Heavenly and Boreal all scored over 100 inches (2.5 metres) in the last seven days. 

The area is in current high avalanche danger with a winter storm warning and up to 40 centimetres forecast for the next five days.

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