Pursuit of powder? Here's the best time to travel to Lake Tahoe this weekend

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KGO) -- Grab your skis, snowboard or sled! There's fresh powder in Lake Tahoe this weekend.

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ABC7 News Meteorologist Mike Nicco says if you're planning on going to the Sierra this weekend, you'll want to leave soon.

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The best time to head to the slopes will be Thursday or Friday before the sun sets and the best time to come home will be Tuesday.

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"Conditions are going to get harder to travel as the weekend unfolds," said Nicco. "White out conditions are possible. "Once we get past Monday, you'll see a bit of break, but starting Wednesday more pow pow will be on the way for the rest of the week."

Lake Tahoe is a winter wonderland.

"The cold core system over the weekend dropped fresh snow, we are talking feet of powder," said Nicco. "We are 124 percent of average for today's date and more is coming."

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