Squaw Valley recently received 5 inches of snow, and snowmaking efforts have been underway since late October.
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A significant storm that moved across northern California Friday and Saturday gave hope that the coming winter will bring relief to a parched state.
Last weekend’s weather system was cold enough to dust the Sierra Nevada Mountains with snow, prompting at least two local ski resorts to start making their own.
Squaw Valley, which sits between Truckee and the north shore of Lake Tahoe, received 22 inches of snow at its top elevations between Wednesday, when the first storm hit, and midday Friday. Neighboring Alpine Meadows reported 15 inches.
Much needed snow is forecast to reach the Sierra and Lake Tahoe later this week. Resorts are hoping the snow will provide some hope amid one of the worst ski seasons in decades.
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A storm dropped up to 3 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada, helping build up the slopes and giving a fun run to skiers and snowboarders Saturday.
Heavenly on Tahoe’s south shore and Northstar just to the north of the lake began limited operations Saturday.
The U.S. Alpine Championships are returning to Lake Tahoe next year at Squaw Valley ski resort, home of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.