Ski season picks up at Tahoe after storm brings more snow

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RENO, Nevada (AP) - The ski season is kicking into higher gear
at Lake Tahoe after another storm dropped up to 16 inches of snow
and allowed resorts to open more terrain.

Resort operators reported more skiers and snowboarders hitting
the slopes after the storm quickly passed through the region
Thursday and gave way to a dry weekend forecast.

The Alpine Meadows resort just north of Lake Tahoe reported one
of its busiest days of the season so far and a full parking lot

Alpine Meadows spokeswoman Rachael Woods says word is getting out about the string of storms that has boosted the Sierra

Coming off a successful Christmas holiday season, resort
operators are gearing up for a busy January.

The Sierra is off to a relatively dry start this winter after
back-to-back wet winters.

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