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Lake Tahoe skiing: Sierra-at-Tahoe to open early on Friday

Staff report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Resort officials at Sierra-at-Tahoe announced Wednesday the ski area will begin winter operations on Friday, Nov. 20, with early season conditions and limited terrain.

The resort located south of South Lake Tahoe will run three chairlifts and two surface lifts. Season passes and additional products from 2014-15 will be valid for use through Dec. 20.

"The last time we opened this early was 11 years ago," resort general manager John Rice said. "A November opening is giving us a great outlook for the rest of the season. In a similar year, we logged as much as 499 inches of snowfall. It should still be noted that early season conditions exist and we will open more terrain once conditions permit."

Sierra-at-Tahoe will run Nob Hill, Easy Rider Express and Rock Garden chairlifts along with Slider and Magic Carpet surface lifts, providing access to beginner and intermediate trails and the Broadway terrain park.

Guests are asked to be aware of their surroundings and watch for unmarked obstacles. Resort officials caution that there will be no refunds due to conditions.

Fast Passes will work on Nob Hill and Easy Rider Express. Snow play will be available next to Slider surface lift on Broadway and near the base area (no tubes or sleds will be provided). Preferred parking will be offered in C lot.

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