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Boreal to open Thursday for skiing/snowboarding

Sun Staff reports

Photos courtesy of Boreal Mountain ResortThe recent storm and intense snowmaking efforts have left the slopes of Boreal covered in snow.

Snowmaking efforts combined with a recent storm that left a more than a foot of snow on Donner Summit have Boreal Mountain Resort set to open as scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 6, the resort announced.

Boreal, which will become the first resort in Northern California to open for business, is reporting a base of 12 to 18 inches of machine-groomed, natural and manmade snow.

The new Castle Peak Quad will provide access to one groomed run, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A park-lined run also will be open with six to eight features.

Lift tickets are $30 for skiers or snowboarders ages 13 and older and $15 for children ages 5-12.

Full resort services will be available, including the cafeteria, retail shop and ski and board rentals, along with limited ski school options based on availability. Additional lifts will be added to operations as conditions permit.

Friday, Nov. 7 marks Boreal’s first college day of the season, “Frickin Friday,” which offers $20 lift tickets to college students with valid IDs.

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For more information about Boreal Mountain Resort, visit http://www.rideboreal.com or myspace.com/rideboreal. For updates and info on snow conditions or rates call 426-3666.