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Alpine Meadows ski resort opens for season

A gorgeous bluebird day greeted skiers and snowboarders this morning at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, which staged its season opener Saturday (Nov. 18). [caption id="attachment_7323" align="alignright" width="300"] Alpine Meadows opened Saturday, becoming the fifth ski resort in Lake Tahoe to open for the 2017-18 season.[/caption] Following snowy, wet days in...
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Opening day for Squaw Valley, Heavenly ski resorts

Fresh snow certainly added to the festivities Friday (Nov. 16) for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Heavenly Mountain, which both opened for the 2017-18 season. The most recent storm to hit the Sierra Nevada came just in time for opening days for these two iconic Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts. [caption id="attachment_7317" align="alignright" width="300"] Read more

Opening day nearing for many Lake Tahoe ski resorts

Snow has arrived, and not surprisingly, numerous Lake Tahoe ski resorts are making plans to open for the 2017-18 season. Two more Lake Tahoe ski resorts – Heavenly Mountain and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows – will open Friday (Nov. 17) for skiing and snowboarding. Kirkwood Mountain is scheduled to open Nov. 22 and Northstar California says it...
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Snow will aid opening day for Squaw, Heavenly ski resorts

A snow storm that began today and will continue Thursday (Nov. 16) is a welcome site for both Heavenly Mountain Resort and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resorts, who have a planned opening Friday. [caption id="attachment_7298" align="alignright" width="300"] Some early snow and cold nights for snow-making has aided Squaw...
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Five Lake Tahoe ski resorts will be open by Nov. 17

Two Lake Tahoe ski resorts are currently open and by the end of the week three more resorts will join them, bringing the total to five openings for skiing and snowboarding. [caption id="attachment_7290" align="alignright" width="300"] Mt Rose was the first Lake Tahoe-area ski resort to open for the 2017-18...
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SnowBomb Festival this weekend in Sacramento

Skiers and snowboarders looking to get excited about the 2017-18 season should consider attending the annual SnowBomb Festival this weekend in Sacramento. The snow sport gathering is Saturday (Nov. 11) and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cal Expo Center off Exposition Boulevard. [caption id="attachment_6668" align="alignright" width="300"] The...
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Boreal Mountain first California ski resort to open

It’s certainly not among the biggest ski resorts in California. But one thing that tiny Boreal Mountain Resort has going for it right now is Wednesday (Nov. 8) it became the first California ski resort to open for the 2017-18 season. Located off Interstate 80 at the Boreal Ridge Road/Castle Peak exit, Boreal Mountain had...
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Mt. Rose ski resort announces Nov. 7 opening

After being the first Lake Tahoe-area ski resort to open for the 2017-18 season, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe will now be the first resort to open for the season. [caption id="attachment_7278" align="alignright" width="300"] Mt. Rose got 3-4 inches of new snow on the weekend. However, the resort’s snowmaking operations...
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Winter tips for driving in snow

The first major snow storm has descended on Lake Tahoe this weekend. Quick question before you hit the road. Are you aware of these winter tips for driving in the snow? These handy tips (below) from California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are a great idea for rookie drivers to peruse. Even experienced drivers should refresh their...
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Coolest ski town in North America: Truckee

When it comes to “cool” ski resort towns in North America, according to one source, Truckee is the coolest. The iconic Lake Tahoe town of Truckee was recently named the coolest ski town, according to a report from Matador Network. A travel and lifestyle publication, Matador Network recently ranked North American’s top 21 coolest cities. [caption...
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