Storms allow more Lake Tahoe ski resorts to open
Incline Village’s Diamond Peak Ski Resort will be the latest Lake Tahoe ski area to benefit from a recent wave of storms to hit the Sierra Nevada.
The North Shore ski resort is set to open for skiing and riding Saturday, Dec. 20, according to Monday announcement from the resort.
Storms that hit the area over the last week also allowed Sierra-at-Tahoe and Alpine Meadows to open Dec. 12 and Soda Springs to open Dec. 14.
After opening to skiers and riders Dec. 13 and 14, Donner Ski Ranch is set to begin daily operations Friday, Dec. 19.
Lake Tahoe area ski resorts were reporting between 1 and 5 inches of new snow Wednesday morning. Reported storm totals at Lake Tahoe resorts for Tuesday and Wednesday ranged anywhere from 2 to 21 inches. A weak system is also expected to move into the area Friday.
Homewood Mountain Resort and Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area have not yet set opening dates, but both resorts have said via social media that they expect to open soon.
Boreal Mountain Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar California, Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl Resort have each already opened for the 2014-2015 ski season.