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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort opens for 2017-18 season (video)

Wyatt Haupt Jr. | whaupt@sierrasun.com

Skiers and snowboarders took their first turns of the season at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort on Opening Day Friday, Dec. 8, amid a backdrop of sunny skies and a temperature hovering around 21 degrees.

Truckee resident Charlene Braga had the honor of first chair up the mountain.

"First chair, first day. I've been waiting, waiting and waiting," said Braga, who has been skiing for 47 years.

The 2017-18 season kicked off with the Snowbird Chair and the Learning Center Conveyor up and running about 9 a.m.

As part of opening day, Tahoe Donner was offering full-day lift tickets at half-day price, children ages 6 and under ski free, children ages 7-12 can ski for $24, and $54 for adults.