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Snowfall greenlights ski season at Boreal

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This weekend’s storm that dropped up to 18 inches of snow in higher elevations of the Sierra has resorts amping up for ski season. Boreal Mountain Resort, where 8 inches of new snow fell, is reopening today with two chairlifts, one park line and more trails as conditions permit. “We expect to open more terrain as the snowmaking conditions continue to improve throughout the week,” snowmaking manager Eric Rosenwald said in a press release. The resort unveiled some upgrades when it opened temporarily Oct. 29, including additional snowmaking equipment, enhanced night lighting and two new snowcats. Boreal’s operating hours will be from noon to 9 p.m. today. Starting Wednesday, the resort will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lift tickets are $30 for adults, and $15 for children ages 5 to 12. Night lift tickets go on sale at 3:30 p.m. and are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Higher up in the Sierra, Squaw Valley and Northstar at Tahoe plan to open Nov. 20 and Alpine Meadows will open Dec. 10, according to their websites. At Boards N Motion on Lincoln Way in Auburn, Leslie Edgarian is anticipating an exciting snow season. “We’re here for the people to shop locally, to help with their upcoming holiday needs and a better snowboarding experience,” Edgarian said. “We are ready for this season and completely stocked for people to head up the snow.”