The system that moved in overnight brought 10 inches at elevations above seven-thousand feet. Amelia Richmond is with the Squaw Valley ski resort:
"Couldn't be more excited…you know, snow is definitely a rare thing this winter but fortunately the whole mountain is open at this point thanks to the storm."
Richmond says the slopes haven't been very crowded this year, partly because of a perception that winter has bypassed Tahoe.
"…sunny weather - people are still biking and gardening and enjoying sort of more spring and summer activities that it's sort of just hard to stay top of mind."
More snow is predicted to fall in the region through Wednesday.
Meanwhile, state water managers say this has been a sub-par winter…the second driest year since the Department of Water Resources began keeping records in 1946.