Ski resorts across the country giddy with after effects of storm

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 8, 2009 5:28 am

As a powerful winter storm traveled from the Pacific to California and eastward, ski resorts smiled as they received this powdery gift from Mother Nature. California ski resorts rejoiced, such as Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley and Kirkwood. Both Sugar Bowl and Heavenly resorts got three feet of new snow from this blast, and by noon yesterday, Squaw already had two feet while Kirkwood reported three feet by that time.

Another storm should hit by Thursday, and Kirkwood is preparing to have eight chairlifts running by this weekend. North Lake Tahoe Resort Association tourism director Andy Chapman said, “This is the type of storm that sets us up for the winter season.” Christine Horvath, Squaw Valley’s Director of Marketing added, “This storm is perfectly timed for spectacular holiday skiing and riding.” As the storm moved eastward, it hit resorts in Utah, like Brian Head Resort, leaving three feet there. It then went down to Colorado and left its mark on ski areas there, like at Wolf Creek Colorado Ski Area, where the 32 inches of snow already there provided a solid base.

Here comes the winter weather folks! Be safe out there and enjoy the white stuff!