New snow: Winter wonderland for skiers, riders, sledders and sightseers

About 1 1/2 to 2 feet of new snow blanketed Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts on Friday, creating the best skiing conditions of the season and a winter wonderland. Resorts that reported major snowfall included, Boreal, Sugar Bowl (opening today with powder conditions), Northstar California, Squaw (Squaw Creek lift is expected to open today), Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra […]

Tahoe-Truckee ski areas expect bigger snow dump Friday — extend discounts

It’s snowing hard at Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts, and much more is on the way later this week. Ski areas also are extending their discounts. The deadline for the lowest price on an “Epic Pass” (which includes Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood) has been extended until Friday. The deadline for the lowest price on the “Tahoe Super […]

Tahoe-Truckee ski areas expect new snow this week

The Tahoe-Truckee ski areas are doing a “snow dance” for this week, when new snow and cold air is expected to come into the area. The cold air is also welcome because it will clear the way for lots of snowmaking. “A major weather pattern change will occur early this week as a strong cold […]

Big savings on lodging at Heavenly and Northstar

We are going to be promoting the mountain lifestyle in the Sierra in our winter issue, including cozy mountain lodging. Many ski resorts are offering discounts. Some examples: “Save 15-30% on lodging at Heavenly. Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snow sports resorts on the planet. With […]

Northstar, Heavenly will open on Saturday

Northstar and Heavenly ski areas will open on Saturday, a day later than planned, they announced on Friday. The number of trails will be limited but it comes as welcome relief for Thanksgiving week skiers. Boreal Mountain Resort also is open. Here are the details: Northstar California is opening for the 2013.2014 ski and snowboard […]

More Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts plan to open Friday (video)

A small storm is expected to bring some fresh snow to the Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts by mid-week. The snow-making machines are cranked up. Some resorts are going to open on Friday. Here are the planned openings: Boreal Mountain Resort: Open Heavenly Lake Tahoe: November 22 (Friday) Northstar California: November 22 (Friday) Squaw Valley: November 27 […]

Boreal Mountain Resort to open Friday — kicking off ski season

“We’re offering a small taste of winter on Friday, October 32* at noon! (yes, folks…November 1),” Boreal announced late Wednesday. “Our crews will re-evaluate the conditions Friday afternoon and determine the operating schedule for the following days. Check www.rideboreal.com/dailyreport for latest updates. *IT’S BASICALLY MAGIC” More details: •Noon to 8 p.m. •One lift, four terrain […]