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Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts report several inches of snow from Sunday storm

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The latest in a string of small Sierra storms brought several inches of snow to the greater Truckee-Tahoe region by Sunday night, ski resorts reported Monday.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort was the big winner from Sunday's storm, recording 14 inches at its summit, according to Vail Resorts.

Closer to North Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley ski resort reported 11 inches up top, while neighboring Alpine Meadows received 7 inches.

Near Truckee, Northstar California also recorded 7 inches of snow, while 4 inches fell at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe.

Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar and Squaw all opened on Saturday, taking advantage of small storms each of the past two Sundays and Mondays to kick off a snowy November and an earlier-than-expected start to the 2015-16 ski season.

Alpine, meanwhile, opened last Thursday, Nov. 12, a full month earlier than originally projected. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe and Boreal Mountain resorts opened a week earlier.

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Near Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Resort reported 6 to 10 inches of snow Monday morning.

"… With quality snowmaking to complement, we're working hard to get the mountain ready to open. Stay tuned for opening day announcement," officials wrote on the resort's website, perhaps indicating an earlier opening than its original projection of Thanksgiving.

According to the National Weather Service in Reno, no snow is in the immediate forecast — sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper-40s to low-50s are expected heading into this weekend.

Still, low temperatures are forecast in the teens and '20s all week in Truckee, which should allow for continued snowmaking.

OTHER TAHOE AREA RESORT PROJECTED OPENING DATES*

Sugar Bowl: Thanksgiving, sugarbowl.com

Diamond Peak: Dec. 10, diamondpeak.com

Tahoe Donner: Dec. 11, tahoedonner.com

Homewood: Dec. 11, skihomewood.com

Granlibakken: Dec. 16, granlikbakken.com

Sierra-at-Tahoe: TBD, sierraattahoe.com

Donner Ski Ranch: TBD, donnerskiranch.com

Soda Springs: TBD, skisodasprings.com

* Weather permitting