After seeing smaller-than-usual crowds, and making do with machine-made snow for much of the winter, Tahoe area resorts are welcoming the arrival of fresh powder that will likely be measured in feet by the end of the upcoming weekend.
“Winter is just starting,” said an enthusiastic Sugar Bowl marketing supervisor, Kyle Jost, when asked if the season can be redeemed.
Jost said Sugar Bowl is preparing to open additional chairlifts and bring many employees back to work who had to sit out the slow period.
“As long as the storm permits it, we get full operations after this for Presidents Weekend,” Jost predicted.
Deep powder is regarded in the Sierra as almost a magnetic force in terms of tourism. Skiers and snowboarders flock to these mountains to experience it. The forecast is finally offering hope that winter will make a comeback here.