Ski Resorts Enjoy Light Snowfall

By: Denise Wong Email
By: Denise Wong Email

Mount Rose, NV - At Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, skiers and snowboarders are talking about the inch of snow the resort got overnight. It may not have made a difference in the skiing conditions, but it is affecting people's attitudes.

"I woke up and saw the snow and i went crazy!" says Jake Waters. His wish came true this morning. He and his buddies headed up to Mt. Rose to take advantage of the fresh powder.

It's not that much, but it's something.

"Well, it makes the mountain look a lot better. It's nice to kind of have all of those brown spots covered up," says Kayla Anderson, PR and web manager for Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe.

Chris Levezu says he can feel the difference when he rides his snowboard down the slopes.

"It's a lot faster because the real snow is a lot slicker than the manmade snow," says Levezu.

But others disagree.

"You can't tell that we got snow here," says Steve Erger, a skier at Mt. Rose. "I could at my house but I expected an inch of powder here or something, but it's in good shape. It's groomed."

The overnight dusting is a start. Over on the other side of the mountain, at Diamond Peak Ski Resort, the folks there say they will take what they can get.

"You know, we saw our first snow in 8 or 9 weeks," says Brad Wilson, general manager at Diamond Peak. "So, nice little dusting. And I think it's just a precursor of bigger things to come by the end of the week."

That's what Jake Waters is hoping for. After all, one wish came true, so why can't he make another?

"I'm hoping for a little bit more snow," says Waters. "I hope that happens, I'm really excited."

Despite the light dusting of snow, both Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe and Diamond Peak did not open any extra runs Monday morning. Both resorts continued to use their snow guns to make even more snow.

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