Weather and Travel Resources:
National Weather Service:
- National Weather Service
- Caltrans: www.dot.ca.gov or 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 916-445-7623.00
- Nevada Department of Transportation: http://nvroads.com or 877-687-6237
Winter has arrived. Here are the latest tips, info to plan ahead:
- Let us do the driving. Here’s how to have a car-less winter vacation.
- Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort opened Saturday, Dec. 11; Sierra-at-Tahoe, while there isn’t an opening date firmed up just yet, Sierra-at-Tahoe has their sights set on resuming operations in early 2022. Read More About How Sierra-at-Tahoe is overcoming impacts caused by the Caldor Fire.
Winter driving is like most of the stuff we do – with practice, patience, and common sense, you can do it! Here are a few things you can do to get up to your favorite mountain safely:
- Check road conditions before you leave home.
- Carry chains – and know which tires they go on. And how to put them on. There are also professionals to install if preferred.
- Give plenty of following distance.
- Drive slowly, and avoid sudden actions like braking, acceleration, or turns.
- Do not slam on brakes. Apply steady pressure on ABS-equipped (anti-lock braking system) vehicles and pump the brakes if necessary on non-ABS vehicles. If the vehicle begins to skid, steer in direction of slide and slowly remove foot from the accelerator.
- Remove snow and ice from all vehicle windows, mirrors, lights, turn signals and license plates.
- Turn on headlights to see and be seen.
- Do not rely solely on GPS to find alternate routes, as it could lead to unmaintained roadways or hazardous areas.
- Watch carefully for snow removal equipment. Do not pass without good distance and sight clearance.
- More winter driving tips from Caltrans and Nevada Department of Transportation.
For the latest road conditions:
- Caltrans has current California road conditions at www.dot.ca.gov or 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 916-445-7623.00
- For road conditions in Nevada, contact the Nevada Department of Transportation at http://nvroads.com or 877-687-6237
For the most up-to-date information on snowfall, mountain base depths and road conditions in South Lake Tahoe, check area ski resort websites and cams or call snow phones:
- Heavenly Web Cams – 775-586-7000; follow @HVconditions on Twitter
- Kirkwood Web Cams – 209-258-3000; follow @KWconditions on Twitter
- Sierra-at-Tahoe Web Cams – 530-659-7475
- Heavenly Village Web Cams
- Lake Tahoe Web Cams
Mask guidance requires individuals to follow current CDC guidelines.
- Updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
- Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
- CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
Masks are required indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors. Douglas County, Nevada Moving Forward – Douglas County’s Plan for COVID-19 Recovery. Stateline, Nevada is in Douglas County. Governor Sisolak’s Nevada Health Response has been updated on May 1, 2021, find more information HERE.
California is requiring universal masking indoors statewide starting Dec. 15, 2021. Masks are required for all individuals in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status from December 15, 2021 through February 15, 2022 (surgical masks or higher-level respirators are recommended). (For more information, go the California Department of Health website)
Tahoe South Visitors Center
- Email info@LTVA.org
- Phone (775) 588-4591, available daily except Christmas Day, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
- Tahoe Care Tahoe lake-wide effort encourages the following tips to keep all healthy and safe while traveling including go big on distancing, masks matter, plan to change plans, no germs or anything else left behind, expect closures, and sniffles, stay home.
Local Public Health Departments
Barton Memorial Hospital: Information; Barton’s COVID-19 Clinical Health Line at 530.600.1999