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Lake Tahoe skiing: Sugar Bowl announces early opening this weekend

Staff report

The resort at Donner Summit reported 6-10 inches of new snow by Monday morning this week.

NORDEN, Calif. — Sugar Bowl Resort will be the latest Lake Tahoe ski area to open earlier than scheduled, the resort announced today.

The Donner Summit ski area will open for the 2015-16 season on Saturday, Nov. 21, with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on 1,500 vertical feet of terrain.

The resort will remain open Sunday, Nov. 22, closing Monday through Wednesday next week, then re-opening for Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 26-29, officials said.

This weekend, the resort will open the Mt. Lincoln Express, Christmas Tree and Nob Hill chairlifts. Access to the resort will be through the gondola or by parking at Judah for a short walk into the Sugar Bowl Village, officials said.

"Recent cold storms have dropped more than three feet of snow on Sugar Bowl, which has been supplemented by the resort's recently upgraded snowmaking system," according to a news release. "The cold and snowy start to the season has created great skiing conditions on the mountain, and Sugar Bowl staff has been busy grooming the mountain for the best possible skiing conditions for opening day."

Originally, Sugar Bowl projected to open by Thanksgiving for the 2015-16 season.

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