Mt. Rose

Lake Tahoe resorts are rejoicing as the latest storm finally delivered snow across the region.

The three-day storm that started mostly as rain up to the 9,000-foot level across portions of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, eventually changed over to all snow. However, the storm brought top-to-bottom snow at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, with 30-44 inches (as of Feb. 9) falling since Friday.

"Mt. Rose's base elevation of 8,260 feet benefited us during this storm system and brought top-to-bottom snow all weekend long," said Mike Pierce, director of marketing at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. "Guests can expect mid-winter conditions when they visit Mt. Rose, with solid base depths, and open terrain for every ability level."

Mt. Rose currently has 80 percent of its terrain open, and 1,440 vertical feet of top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding, and plans to open The Chutes – Mt. Rose's most coveted advanced terrain – later this week.

New snow has lead to terrain expansions at many resorts through at the area, including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar California. Skiers and riders will find a variety of terrain at all resorts including beginner terrain, top-to-bottom runs and terrain parks for the President's Day Weekend.

Lake Tahoe area resorts reported the following storm totals:

Alpine Meadows
• Storm Total: 16"
• Runs open: 36

Boreal Mountain Resort
• Storm Total: 15"
• Runs open: 23

Diamond Peak Ski Area
• Storm Total: 22"
• Runs open: 15

Heavenly Valley
• Storm Total: 16"
• Runs open: 41

Mt. Rose Ski Resort
• Storm Total: 30-44"
• Runs open: 40

Northstar California Resort
• Storm Total: 19"
• Runs open: 70

Squaw Valley
• Storm Total: 23"
• Runs open: 23

Sugar Bowl Resort
• Storm Total: 18"
• Runs open: 31

A bit further south, Mammoth Mountain picked up 24" of new snow and currently boosts the most open terrain in California with 104 open runs.

For the rest of the week, highs will continue to rise and clouds will move out providing plenty of opportunities for bluebird skiing and riding days leading up to President's Day weekend.

Photo: Mt. Rose received up to 44" of snow over the three-day storm cycle. Mt. Rose Photo.