An eyewitness video showed a timelapse of snow amassing at a Lake Tahoe backyard throughout December, as the area sets a new 50-year snowfall record.
The total December snowfall was 202.1 inches, the University of California's Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab reported on Tuesday (December 28), breaking the record of 179 inches in 1970.
Tahoe's major motorways were closed due to the snow and downed trees.
The eyewitness told Reuters that he and his neighbors spent two days clearing their driveways of snow. However, in spite of the difficulties in clearing the pile-up, he maintained that his community still loves the snow and even took to skiing down a freshly snow-covered road.