Ski season gets underway in Truckee-Tahoe

Temperatures in the Truckee-Tahoe area are forecast to remain sunny and warm through the early parts of next week, but that isn’t stopping local resorts from partially opening to the public.

Following weeks of preparation and snowmaking at every opportunity, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is slated to open today for the 2019-20 season.

The resort’s opening day will feature skiing, riding, snow tubing and giveaways. At Alpine Meadows guests will have access to intermediate terrain on Kangaroo Run along with beginner terrain and snow tubing at Squaw Valley’s SnoVentures Activity Zone. The Squaw Kids area will also be open for youth lessons. Lifts will spin 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When conditions allow, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is able to make use of more than 300 snowmaking guns. The resort has reportedly invested more than $9 million in snowmaking during the past nine years.

“The resort team will continue to make snow at every opportunity, and open more terrain as weather and conditions allow,” said Liesl Hepburn, public relations director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, in an email.

Hike Park at Boreal

Boreal Mountain Resort opened to skiers and riders last weekend through its Hike Park.

The resort will open the Hike Park again today for the weekend. The resort has 12 features set up, three outdoor skate parks, music, food and drinks. Boreal will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, and will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Mount Rose open for weekend skiing

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe celebrated opening day on Oct. 25, and will again be open for weekend riding and skiing starting today.

The resort will be spinning its Wizard Chair and will have access to beginner terrain via Magic Conveyor. Rose will have Merlin, Witches Brew, Spellbound, Mystic and Ponderosa runs available to guests. Mount Rose will also have six park features on Mystic.

The resort will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at or 530-550-2643.

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