Jon Slaughter

Sierra winter season offers some new features for skiers, boarders

Sierra resorts are getting ready to roll out the white carpet. And skiers and boarders can expect some additions and extras on the slopes this season. Squaw Valley USA has just c ...

Boreal, Alpine Meadows taking snow sports into summer

It was a near-record year for snow in the Sierra, and it just keeps coming. Another dusting is in the forecast for this week. Many Sierra resorts extended their ski season to take ...

More rain, another storm on track for Auburn

Auburn has received than an inch-and-a-half of rain since Sunday and there’s plenty more to come. Expect some moderate downpours today and possible showers Thursday. Then a sign ...

Stormy week to bring low snow levels

Winter’s back. By Thursday, snow levels will drop to 1,500 to 2,000 feet, according to Angus Barkhuff, forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Sacramento. A stron ...

Wild weather forecast for local area

Another storm is sweeping through the foothills, and residents can expect lots of fresh snow to play in over the weekend. According to Angus Barkhuff, a forecaster with the Nationa ...

Boreal shooting for opening day Friday

Skiers and boarders itching to hit the slopes will get their first chance of the season Friday, conditions permitting, at Boreal Mountain Resort. “It looks like we’ll have the ...

Sierra resorts see banner season

With the arrival of spring, the end of ski season is just weeks away. Resorts will be closing on a high note, according to Andy Chapman, director of tourism for the North Lake ...

Skiers flock to snowpack bonanza

An abundance of snow and a short break in the weather added up to big crowds at Sierra resorts during the weekend. Boreal, which received eight feet of snow during last week’s t ...

Sierra resorts offer deals on snow fun

Skiers and boarders will be able to stretch their recreation dollars a little further this season. Sierra resorts are offering deals on everything from lift tickets to lodging, par ...

Boreal opening earliest ever

Skiers and boarders itching to hit the slopes can do it Friday. That’s when Boreal will turn on its Castle Peak Quad lift, for the resort’s earliest opening ever, marketing s ...