Resorts open additional terrain following storms |

Resorts open additional terrain following storms

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – After recent storms dumped several feet of snow at the South Shore, each of the area’s ski resorts will have new terrain open this weekend.

Heavenly Mountain Resort will have 66 trails accessed by 24 lifts with top-to-bottom skiing and riding, according to a statement from the resort.

Heavenly plans to open Galaxy Chairlift and associated trails, Groove Terrain Park with six jumps and 18 creative features and Lakeview Lodge this weekend.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort plans to operate eight chairlifts, including Grandview Express and West Bowl Express, and 31 trails.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort expects to operate all of its lifts. Timber Creek opened last weekend, Chair 10 began operation Thursday and the resort plans to open chairs 2, 3 and 4 this weekend.

“It has been a bit of a late start to the winter, but with the recent welcomed changes in the weather pattern, the resort is still optimistic that it will hit its seasonal snowfall total averages,” says Jon Copeland, director of skier services at the resort, in a statement.

“The current weather pattern is more typical for Lake Tahoe this time of year and the snowiest months of the season still lay ahead. Kirkwood has long been famous for its impressive snowfall totals and the resort is proud of its recent investment in the new weather and snowfall reporting systems so that guests can stay updated and make informed decisions.”

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