North Tahoe Resorts Open New Ski Terrain; More Snow and Cold Forecast for This Weekend

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev…New snow and cold temperatures have allowed North Lake Tahoe ski resorts to open new ski terrain ahead of another snowstorm forecast to drop more than a foot of snow Friday night and Saturday morning.

Sugar Bowl Resort opens for the season Saturday with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on Mt. Lincoln Express and Nob Hill. The Donner Summit resort reported 10 inches of new snow out of Tuesday’s snowstorm and forecasters predict the resort could receive more than a foot-and-a-half of fresh snow from a Friday night and Saturday storm that could have skiers and riders making deep powder turns on the first day of Sugar Bowl’s ski season.

Northstar has expanded its ski terrain and Friday adds the Comstock chairlift to its list of six chairlifts currently operating. The resort also plans to open the backside of the mountain soon. Squaw Valley opens Red Dog chairlift Friday, adding to the seven lifts currently spinning, including Searchlight and Gold Coast. Boreal Mountain Resort is open to the top with terrain park features, including jibs and jumps. Mt. Rose starts spinning the Northwest Magnum 6 high-speed chairlift offering groomed runs top to bottom today.

Tuesday’s snow came with very cold temperatures, allowing North Tahoe ski resorts to run their snowmaking systems continuously. Cold temperatures continue through the weekend, giving ski resorts an opportunity to continue building the snow base and open even more terrain.

North Tahoe has five ski resorts open this weekend: Northstar, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Mt. Rose. Alpine Meadows and Homewood Mountain Resort plan to open Dec. 13.

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