Ski season officially underway with Tahoe area resorts starting to open

Ski and snowboarding season is official underway. 

At 10 a.m. Wednesday the Castle Peak chairlift opened at Boreal Mountain Resort. 

Fourteen inches of new snow fell over the weekend which was enough for a good start to the season. It's also been cold enough for snow machines to add snow to the base. 

Boreal officials say that's good news for more than just skiers and snowboarders - it's also good for everyone who lives and works in the Tahoe basin.

Boreal is offering special opening day pricing Wednesday with lift tickets priced at $39 for adults and $29 for teenagers. 

Opening Days

Already open 

Mt. Rose 

Friday, November 17

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows 
Heavenly Ski Resort 

November 22


Sierra at Tahoe has not yet set an opening date. The resort tells KTVU,  "We will announce an opening date when we have enough natural snowfall and feel that the trails and lifts are safe for skiers and riders."

Sr. Communication Manager of Vail Resorts Kevin 'Coop' Cooper says families looking to head to the snow during quieter times should look to come right before or after the big holiday weekends which include Christmas, New Years, President's Day - or midweek Tuesday through Thursday.