Boreal Mountain got a jump on the winter ski season on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, by opening to skiers and snowboarders. Chairs turned on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This video was shot on a GoPro camera. Video courtesy Boreal Mountain
Boreal Mountain got a jump on the winter ski season on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, by opening to skiers and snowboarders. Chairs turned on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This video was shot on a GoPro camera. Video courtesy Boreal Mountain

Ski Report

Boreal opens Wednesday, Mammoth Mountain season to begin Thursday

By Benjy Egel

begel@sacbee.com

November 08, 2017 09:50 AM

UPDATED November 08, 2017 06:27 PM

Light snowfall throughout the Sierra and Lake Tahoe is expected to miss Boreal Mountain Resort’s opening day Wednesday.

Boreal will be joined by Mammoth Mountain on Thursday before several other big-name resorts open the following Friday. Snow began falling in the Sierra back in September, and picked up last weekend with about a foot dropping near Tahoe.

Mount Rose-Ski Tahoe let people onto the slopes into late October, then opened the Wizard chairlift for good on Tuesday.

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Other opening dates for Northern California ski hubs include:

▪ Boreal Mountain Resort: Wednesday

▪ Mammoth Mountain: Thursday

▪ Squaw Valley: Nov. 17

▪ Alpine Meadows: Nov. 17

▪ Northstar California: Nov. 17

▪ Heavenly: Nov. 17

▪ Kirkwood: Nov. 22

▪ Tahoe Donner: Dec. 8, cross-country skiing opens on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

▪ Homewood Mountain Resort: Dec. 8

▪ Diamond Peak: Dec. 14

Related stories from The Sacramento Bee

▪ June Mountain: Dec. 15

▪ Sugar Bowl: TBA

▪ Soda Springs: TBA

▪ Sierra-At-Tahoe: TBA

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra

Randy Pench, Sacramento Bee senior photographer, took to the black diamond slopes on Friday wearing a GoPro. Experience a few of his ski runs.

Video by Randy Pench, produced by Sue Morrow The Sacramento Bee

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel