Tahoe snow report 1-31-2014: 6″-14″ fresh snow but…

The good news is Tahoe has 6″-14″ of fresh stuff, with the higher numbers naturally at the higher elevations and is looking prettier. The bad news it doesn’t make much difference as far as additional trails opening up, just making the ones that have been open better (and they’ve been surprisingly decent). Note that that the resorts’ learn-to-ski areas all seem to be in great shape.

Royal Gorge XC and Tahoe Donner XC are still closed.
Nothing new at Sugar Bowl or Squawpine. I was thinking maybe Shirley Lake could open, but guess not.
I haven’t been following the others so I can’t say if new trails have opened up.
Mammoth IS opening up some new stuff. According to the snow report, Dave’s, Cornice Bowl, and Roadrunner off the top are open though I suspect they’re a bit dicey.