Photos: 3rd Storm of the Month Dumps More Than a Foot of Snow on California Ski Resorts

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Credit: Brandon Skinner/Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

The third snowstorm of the month hit California ski areas yesterday, dumping more than a foot on ski resorts, with opening day just around the corner.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, scheduled to open November 25, received 16″, with more in the forecast. The resort has seen 32″ of snow already this winter, and has an 18″ base.

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Dumping at Mammoth. Credit: Mammoth Mountain

Open resort Mammoth Mountain saw 4-5” with more still to come. Six lifts are spinning with access to eight trails and they plan to continue to expand terrain as conditions allow.

Ten inches of new snow fell at Homewood Mountain Resort’s summit on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, and two inches at the base (lake level). With a winter storm warning in effect last night, the National Weather Service forecast is calling for another 5-11”. Homewood is planning for a December 11 opening,

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Boreal. Credit: Facebook

Boreal Mountain and Soda Springs Mountain Resort both received 15″ of fresh snow, taking their season total to 29″. Boreal is looking to Monday for opening day, while Soda Springs is looking to Friday, November 27.

Sugar Bowl Resort reported 12″ of fresh snow and is opening Friday, November 27.

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Credit: Kate Abraham/Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Credit: Brandon Skinner/Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Credit: Homewood
Credit: Homewood
Homewood. Credit: Homewood
Kirkwood. Credit Facebook
Kirkwood. Credit: Facebook

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