With as much as 18 inches of fresh snow falling in the highest elevations local ski resorts are scheduled to open this weekend. The Sierra´s snow coverage got a welcome boost Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, with as much as 18 inches of fresh snow falling in the highest elevations.
Bear Valley Mountain Resort off Highway 4 in Alpine County will open its gates to skiers and snowboarders Friday. Dodge Ridge near Pinecrest off Highway 108 in Tuolumne County is planning to open this Saturday.
The ski resort at Badger Pass in Yosemite probably will open as well.