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Snow pack still good; resorts extend ski season

It might be spring in the foothills, but it is still winter in North Lake Tahoe.

According to the Central Sierra Snow Lab, the snow depth in Soda Springs is 119 inches, 195 percent of average for this time of year.

With such conditions, a number of North Lake Tahoe ski resorts have extended their closing dates.

Sugar Bowl, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe will close Sunday, April 26.

Alpine Meadows plans to stay open until Memorial Day, and Squaw Valley will close Sunday, May 31. All closing dates are subject to snow conditions and skier interest.

Skiers and boarders heading up the hill can take advantage of discounted lift tickets offered by many of the resorts.

Beginning Monday, April 20, adult lift tickets at Sugar Bowl cost $35 and $42 at Alpine Meadows.

Northstar-at-Tahoe also has a special ticket price. Available at participating Northern California ski shops, tickets are $30.

For a list of shops, call Northstar at (530) 562-1010. Beginning Monday, May 4, tickets at Squaw Valley cost $30 and include access to the High Camp swimming lagoon.

For information on ski conditions and closing dates, visit the North Tahoe Resort Association web site at and click on ski reports, or call (800) 824-6348.

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