Squaw Valley ski resort opens; hundreds line up to take first turns on mountain (video) | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Squaw Valley ski resort opens; hundreds line up to take first turns on mountain (video)

Wyatt Haupt Jr. | whaupt@sierrasun.com

Groomers work on the slopes at Squaw Valley as a gondola passes overhead.

Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders lined up at Squaw Valley on Friday morning, Nov. 17, to take their first turns of the season on the mountain.

The resort said Friday that it received 7 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, which made for solid conditions particularly at higher elevations. Two lifts, nine open trails, and four groomed runs were open.

Weather conditions are also good with a mix of sun and clouds hanging over the resort.

The temperature at the crest was 24 degrees, as of 11:30 a.m., and 31 degrees on the lower mountain with a slight wind.

Neighboring Alpine Meadows is scheduled to open on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Alpine Meadows also received 7 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, including 4 inches overnight.