DONNER SUMMIT — It’s official. Boreal Mountain Resort will open for skiing and snowboarding Friday after receiving more than 2 feet of fresh snow this week.
The Donner Summit resort will provide one lift from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The early opening will mark the fourth year in a row that Boreal has provided skiing and riding in October.
Boreal will operate the Castle Peak Quad chairlift offering access to one run featuring multiple terrain park features. The resort plans to operate through the weekend and will assess conditions on Sunday to determine a midweek operating schedule.
Skiers and riders can also make their first Tahoe turns Thursday at Squaw Valley for a special one-day “Welcome Winter Fundraiser” in celebration of the significant pre-season snowfall, officials announced.
With snow still expected to fall through Wednesday, the first snow storm of the 2012-13 winter season has already delivered 28 inches to Squaw Valley and 36 inches to Alpine Meadows, and another 6-9 inches are expected by Thursday, officials said in a press release.
— The UNion news service