Tahoe ski season may open next week
October 31, 2008
Snow guns will be firing later this weekend at Boreal Mountain Resort in hopes that the ski resort will be the first in California to open for the winter next week.
“We certainly will do everything we can to get open,” said Jody Churich, general manager for the resort.
The resort hopes to have skiers and snowboarders on the slopes by Thursday, Nov. 6.
“We’re going to ride out this little wet part of the storm,” said Churich from her office Friday. “We’re going to bring in our snowmaking crews Sunday.”
From Sunday into the early next week, temperatures are expected to drop, giving resorts a blanket of natural snow and the cold temperatures that make snowmaking effective.
Churich said that snowboarders and skiers are ready to hit the slopes, evidenced by the 640 people who hiked a bed of man-made snow last weekend before and after the Jibassic Pro Invitational rail jam.
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Up to a foot of snow at higher elevations around the Sierra is expected by Monday, according to meteorologists.
Tuesday should bring cold temperatures as the cold front following the storm passes over the area.