Dec 5, 2014 2:36 PM by News Staff
Sugar Bowl ski resort opens Saturday for its 75th season atop the Sierra, where resorts around Lake Tahoe are feeling much better about conditions after mid-week storms dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on the upper elevations.
Mount Rose Ski Resort southwest of Reno was among those that opened access to the top of their slopes for the first time this week.
Spokesman Mike Pierce says it the kind of "good old-fashioned Sierra storm" that they all have been waiting for.
Northstar California along U.S. Interstate 80 near Truckee, Calif., opened 12 additional trails on Thursday after reporting 31 inches of new snow on the upper runs over the six previous days.
On the Tahoe's south shore, Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 20 inches of new snow throughout the week.
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(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Mt. Rose Ski Resort, Tahoe)