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Snow is a welcome sight

Info from resort Web sites and SnowBomb.com
Alex Close/Sierra SunSkiers and snowboarders wait for Summit Six chairlift to open at Alpine Meadows Sunday at 8:15 a.m. Alpine Meadows has reported 51 inches of new snow at the top of the mountain since late last week.
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Mother Nature put to the test Sierra Nevada resorts and their snow-making capabilities during the month of January, which went down as one of the driest on record.

After waiting out the month-long dry spell ” milking thin natural bases while bolstering base depths with man-made snow ” Tahoe-area resorts were treated to a dumping this past weekend, with resorts reporting anywhere between 18 and 65 inches of fresh snow.

Below is a report:

Sugar Bowl

Elevation: 6,883′-8,383′

Storm total: 40″-51″

Base depth: 64″-93″

Trails open: 78

Web site: http://www.sugarbowl.com

Snow phone: 426-1111

Northstar-at-Tahoe

Elevation: 6,330′-8,610′

Storm total: 23″

Base depth: 26″-61″

Trails open: 79

Web site: http://www.northstarattahoe.com

Snow phone: 562-1330

Alpine Meadows

Elevation: 6,835′-8,637′

Storm total: 18″-51″

Base depth: 42″-105″

Trails open: 80

Web site: http://www.skialpine.com

Snow phone: 581-8374

Boreal

Elevation: 7,701′ summit

Storm total: 51″ (past 72 hours)

Base depth: 45″-70″

Runs open: 35

Web site: http://www.rideboreal.com

Snow phone: 426-3666

Squaw Valley

Elevation: 6,200′-8,200′

Storm total: 36″ +

Base depth: 24″-88″

Runs open: 125

Web site: http://www.squaw.com

Snow phone: 583-6955

Homewood

Elevation: 7,880′ summit

Storm total: 26″

Base depth: 32″-67″

Runs open: 52

Web site: http://www.skihomewood.com

Snow phone: 525-2900

Diamond Peak

Elevation: 8,540′ summit

Storm total: 14″

Base depth: 40″-70″

Runs open: 26

Web site: http://www.diamondpeak.com

Snow phone: (775) 831-3211

Heavenly

Elevation: 6,255′-10,067′

Storm total: 24″ (past 72 hours)

Base depth: 48″-68″

Runs open: 56

Web site: http://www.skiheavenly.com

Snow phone: (775) 586-7000

Sierra-at-Tahoe

Elevation: 6,640′-8,852′

Storm total: 24″ (past 72 hours)

Base depth: 31″-85″

Runs open: 43

Web site: http://www.sierraattahoe.com

Snow phone: 659-7475

Kirkwood

Elevation: 7,800′-9,800′

Storm total: 43″-65″

Base depth: 77″-128″

Runs open: 51

Web site: http://www.kirkwood.com

Snow phone: (877) Kirkwood

Mt. Rose

Elevation: 8,260′-9,700′

Storm total: 18″-24″

Base depth: 30″-44″”

Runs open: 31

Web site: http://www.skirose.com

Snow phone: (800) Ski-Rose

Donner Ski Ranch

Elevation: 7,000′-7,500′

Storm total: 30″-36″

Runs open: 85-100 percent

Web site: http://www.donnerskiranch.com

Snow phone: 426-3635

Soda Springs

Elevation:

Storm total: 17″-30″

Base depth: 46″-60″

Runs open:

Web site: http://www.skisodasprings.com

Snow phone: 426-3901

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

Base depth: 12″-22″

Runs open: 11

Web site: http://www.tahoedonner.com

Snow phone: 587-9444