Despite a disappointing start to the snow season, Lake Tahoe ski resorts say business was anything but over the Martin Luther King Junior holiday weekend.
Resort operators say business was normal or better then normal over the weekend, as skiers took advantage of clear roads and cold temperatures.
At Mount Rose-Ski Tahoe southwest of Reno, top-to-bottom skiing is offered on the Mount Rose side, but the popular East Bowl area and Chutes remain closed because of a lack of snow.
Farther west along the Sierra crest, cold temperatures have kept what snow has fallen from the sky, as well as man-made snow, from melting.
Many operators say they were sold out over the weekend.