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Tahoe ski resorts get fresh dusting of snow

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A small weather system blew through the Sierra overnight on Tuesday, leaving a fresh dusting of snow at Tahoe ski resorts. The clouds dropped from 3 to 6 inches on the slopes.

Sierra-at-Tahoe had 3 inches of fluffy new snow added to their trails. Squaw Valley reports 5 to 7 inches of new powder over the last week. Kirkwood enjoyed 5 to 8 inches over the same time period.

In a normal winter season, these amounts wouldn't garner much attention. Clearly this year isn't going to go down as a banner year for snow. The little bits that continue to fall do add up over time. Any amount of new snow on the trails right now is cause for smiles.

The weather predictions for the next week show mostly blue skies. The skiing, according to the communications managers at the resorts, who are all skiers and riders, is very good right now. Spring conditions dominate at all the resorts.

For those who aren't familiar with what "spring conditions" mean, it's simple. The trails are a bit icy in the mornings and get progressively more soft as the day wears on.

Find out what's real at your choice of ski resort:

Sierra-at-Tahoe

Kirkwood

Heavenly

Granlibakken

Homewood

Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley

Northstar

Sugarbowl

Donner Ski Ranch

Tahoe Donner

Mt. Rose

Diamond Peak

Boreal

Soda Springs

Hope Valley XC

Kirkwood XC

Royal Gorge XC

Tahoe XC

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