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Snow falls in Tahoe, skiers and resorts looking for more

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The relentless push to open as early as possible is an always continuing story in the nearby Sierra. The storms that drop snow in Tahoe don't always cooperate.

Snow cannons, pumping millions of gallons of water into frigid air generally aid a slow starting season. Boreal starts early and is most often the first to open. Skiing by Thanksgiving is the goal.

Now that Thanksgiving is tucked away for this year, skiing by the winter break that schools and Universities take is just about mandatory. Skiing around Christmas is very important, not only for the resorts, but for families too.

According to Amelia Richmond, Director of PR at Squaw Valley, the last storm dropped a much appreciated 2" to 4".

That report was followed by Melisa Brouse, head of PR for Alpine Meadows, who reported a additional 7" on the Alpine Meadows side of the mountain.

Up at Northstar, Brooke Rose, PR maven at the resort, says they received 6" out of the storm. They are looking for more, as is everyone.

Mt. Rose opened early, and is now letting everyone know that they will be open, top to bottom, on Dec. 6.

Kirkwood and Heavenly are doing all they can to make the trip worth it for early season skiers and boarders.

What everyone is hoping for is more snow, the kind that falls from the sky, to cover the slopes in enough of the white gold to turn off the snow guns.

That just might happen with the very cold temps and approaching storm that is predicted to hit the Sierra late Friday and continue into Saturday. If the storm hits as expected, it should be a very good weekend on the boards.

It is time to start the snow dance.



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