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Lake Tahoe Snow Pile

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Tahoe Workz, May 22, 2005.

  1. Hello all-

    Here is a picture of a deep driveway I got called to clear last year. Snow was frozen solid and a foot above the garage doors. They even shoveled off the roof into the driveway before they call us to clear...


    Read and see more pictures here: Tahoe Workz Snow Removal
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
  2. bcf

    bcf Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Holy cow! I've never seen snow that high before. Must've been a pretty penny, although probably a whole lot of aggrevation as well.
  3. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    How do you get close to the house with that thing and not start tearing it to pieces. :eek:
  4. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Thats what I want to know.

    Thats one big snow drift.
  5. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Holy crap.

    I want one. :nod:
  6. plowman777

    plowman777 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    glad to see some tahoe participants!....i havent noticed many(any) west coast posters in the past few years.

    is it really sierra cement?
    can you even use a regular snow plow out there?
  7. Plow Chaser

    Plow Chaser PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,708

    I live in Sacramento, but get to the snow as much as possible being a former NYer. I've never seen snow like the snow in the Sierras. Here is a pic of my truck next to some snow banks or snow walls as I like to call them in Soda Springs, CA!! Keep in mind the top of my truck is over 6 feet high. You have never seen snow like this!


    My truck next to snowbank.jpg
  8. Plow Chaser

    Plow Chaser PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,708

    Here's another one. I mean, this is just beautiful up here. After a fresh snow, it's a postcard setting!

    Beautiful snow on Hwy 89  2.jpg
  9. PlowMan03

    PlowMan03 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 483

    Nice Pics Snowplowfan. Nice Highrider as well, you should come check out ZR2.com there is alot of great info about ZR2/Highriders over there. Lots of great people who know there stuff about there trucks.
  10. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Any idea what the building code for a snow load is??

    Messages: 82

    I have family in Winters Ca. and got to visit lake tahoe when we went out on vacation, awesome country!!!!!! probably one of the nicest areas I have ever visited!! but I remember being told on the trip they had markers on the side of the road seemed like ten foot tall and my father in law saying they get drilled up here with snow and they need the markers that high. also showed us some summer houses on the lake in a valley and said they disappear because the snow covers them. crazy!!! but awesome country!!
  12. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Ok that it. I am moving. I want to move snow with one of those things. :drinkup: How much snow do you guys get up there. Also how much to dig out that driveway. payup
  13. Plow Chaser

    Plow Chaser PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,708

    Here is a shot of the Sierras on Highway 89 travelling around Emerald Bay. By far some of the most beautiful mountains I've ever seen. As for snow, I was mountain biking in North Shore Lake Tahoe over the Memorial Day weekend and there is still snow on the caps of the mountains. Drive up Highway 80 and you will see tons of it yet. I encourage everyone to visit this part of the country.


    Mountain View along 89 at Emerald Bay.jpg
  14. Don't Hit Anything!

    It will go through a garage door if you're not careful. It is protected by shear pins but soft wood will still be chewed up. The best bet is to leave about 6 inches of snow in front of the doors. This machine doesn't compact the snow so that little bit left behind can easily be shoveled or usually melts away.

    I also mark my driveways with fiberglass poles to avoid sucking up re-bar.

    Tahoe Workz
  15. Here's another shot:

    More Sierra Tahoe Snow....



    Check out my website to see a movie of this machine in action....

    Tahoe Workz Snow Removal


  16. Hey Matt- Not much aggrevation if you have the right tool. I actually wore out my chains more than anything driving to the property. The roads were bone dry. The driveway took about 12 minutes total and that's because I was getting out and taking progress pictures of the job. If you'd like to see more pictures of this job, foll the link below:

    Tahoe Workz Snow Removal in Deep!
  17. After

    Notice the pile to the right. I shot everything that direction to show how much snow I was moving. The landscape actually drops off there a bit as well so there's more snow there than meets the eye.

    And yes to the Sierra Cement. I didn't even leave footprints walking on the untouched driveway. I weigh 250 and didn't even make an imprint!!!

  18. Yo Tahoe Workz what street is that house on? I also plow in Incline Village.

    2004 CAT 226
    2004 CAT 226B
    2004 CAT 247B ( Track Machine)
    2004 CAT 966 Loader

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Thats a great job!
  20. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    And I thought i had seen deep snow before!! Unbelievable!