The resort has already reported more than four feet of snow and with blizzard conditions expected through Friday, it could see as much as 10 feet of fresh powder.
Resort officials say operations will be "very limited" throughout the storm cycle, including access to lodging. They're advising people to expect wait times and plan on spending the "majority" of time outdoors.
Already, roads heading up to the resort are being impacted
"Anyone traveling to the area this week should expect heavy snowfall, dangerous road conditions, the potential for road closures and limited mountain operations," the resort said on its website.
As of 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Highway 395 going northbound was closed from 13 miles north of Bishop to the Nevada State Line. The southbound side was closed from the state line to State Route 203.
An expected reopening time is not clear.
Caltrans is continuing to work toward reopening U.S. Highway 395, but as you can see, there is a lot of snow standing in our way.— Caltrans District 9 (@Caltrans9) January 28, 2021
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Meanwhile, wide areas of the state remain under weather warnings and watches. The storm is expected to begin dropping down into Southern California, bringing threats of debris flows, mudslides and flash floods to areas near wildfire burn scars.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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