Northstar to open for skiing, riding Friday

Sun staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Northstar California Resort (formerly Northstar-at-Tahoe) will open Friday, Nov. 18, with snow depths of 18-24 inches, officials announced this week.andamp;#8220;We look forward to welcoming skiers and riders back to Northstar for the winter season,andamp;#8221; said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Northstar, in a statement. andamp;#8220;Our snowmaking efforts have been extremely successful so far this season, and we will offer some of the best early season snow conditions around the lake.andamp;#8221;The resort will kick off the season with The Big Springs Express Gondola, Highlands Gondola, Arrow Express, Vista Express and The Big Easy quad chairlifts operating from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of terrain park features including boxes, rails and jumps will be set up for freestyle enthusiasts to enjoy.The resortandamp;#8217;s scheduled winter season is Nov. 18, 2011 through April 15, 2012, weather and conditions permitting. For the latest snow conditions, upcoming event information, and opening day updates, visit or call 530-562-1330.

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