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Heavenly opens Skyline Trail

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Skiers and riders will be able to travel from California to Nevada at Heavenly Mountain Resort following the opening of the ski area’s Skyline Trail Monday.

Snow-making crews and groomers combined to cover more than 4,830 linear feet of trail with machine-made snow using Sky Express chairlift to help transport snow up to the top of Skyline Trail and push it down the run, according to a statement from the resort.

Snow-makers also made snow at the top Dipper Express in Nevada and groomers pushed it up Skyline Trail to meet the team pushing across from California.

“This project has been an amazing combination of creativity and hard work, driven by our boundless desire to make things the best they can be for our loyal guests,” said Pete Sonntag, Heavenly’s general manager in the statement. “We hope this is a project we never have to do again, but with natural snow being tough to come by this season, we felt that opening Skyline was a critical component to the overall experience for our guests. Now that the two separate mountains are connected, we are functioning as one large resort.”

With snow in the forecast for this weekend, Heavenly is hoping to open additional terrain soon and, with the snowpack that has already been created across all 28 open trails, conditions should continue to improve.

For a behind-the-scenes look at how the expert staff at Heavenly completed the covering of Skyline Trail, check out http://youtu.be/dF29I3tSLSs

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