Some ski resorts in the Sierra say the Thanksgiving weekend was a busy start to their season. Peter Avedschmidt with Sugar Bowl says any time the resort is open on a Thanksgiving weekend that's a good sign, "Compared to other years? You know a lot of years we're not even open at Thanskgiving. IT really depends on snowfall. This year,we were lucky to have a lot of early-season snowfall and some storms. We had a really good base. We were open top-to-bottom. We did really well all four days. Luckily it ended with some sunny days."
Kayla Anderson is with the Mount Rose Ski Resort between Reno and Lake Tahoe. She says this past Saturday was the best Thanksgiving-weekend Saturday ever… and the forecast is for more snow, " If we do get the snow that they're calling for then we'd be able to open the whole mountain. We're trying to get our slide bowl open as soon as possible and if this storm comes with another foot, we' d be able to open the other side."
Heavenly Ski Resort's opening was the earliest in eight years.
Ski Resorts are expecting three feet of snow on the western-side of the Sierra and a foot of snow on the eastern side by the end of the weekend.
Many resorts have early-season specials that are set to expire by mid-December.