Sugar Bowl

Plenty of white stuff brings an infusion of green to resort coffers

Record-breaking snowfall in the Sierra captivated an influx of snow-sport enthusiasts this holiday season, while boosting profits for ski resorts. Locals traveled to North and Sout ...

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 ...

More snowfall means more visitors to resorts

By most accounts, the ski season was a dramatic success a year ago for Lake Tahoe and other California resorts. According to statistics compiled by the California Travel & Tou ...

Hefty snowpack brings crowds to Sierra over holiday weekend

People were not only shopping in droves this weekend — they were skiing, too. “It was probably one of biggest Thanksgiving holiday periods we’ve had in the last decade — s ...

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 ...

Rahlves’ rapid recuperation

NORDEN — A young fan on skis hollered across a crowded run at Sugar Bowl Resort Monday morning, expressing his admiration for U.S. Olympian Daron Rahlves. “You’re really coo ...

Meyer leads Placer girls to slalom win

NORDEN — The Placer High girls ski team raced through a storm to dominate Monday’s Central Division II slalom race at Sugar Bowl, placing three skiers in the top six for a conv ...

Business booms for the holidays at Sierra resorts

By Gloria Young, Journal Staff Writer It snowed early. It snowed often. It snowed a lot. And that added up to a record holiday season for Sierra resorts. Northstar and Sierra at ...

Sierra resorts celebrate the holidays

While those in the foothills are dreaming of a white Christmas, skiers and boarders up the hill are living it. Christmas hit the mountains a little early in the form of some nice, ...

Sierra resorts get some substantial snow

Snow in the foothills means waist-deep fluffy white stuff in the Sierra. While Auburnites spent Monday sloshing around in the slush, mountain resorts at higher elevations took st ...

Strong weekend storm expected

A strong storm moving through Friday into Saturday could drop more than a foot of snow at the highest elevations of the Sierra. Snow levels will start at about 5,000 to 6,000 feet ...

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 ...

Ski resorts gearing up for season

The past week’s nip in the air is warming expectations for an early ski season in the Sierra. “Boreal Mountain Resort fired up its snowmaking system at 1 a.m. Sept. 30, marki ...

Sierra resorts ease recession impact with special deals

When the snow gets good, the skiers get going. And the big snowfalls in February have brought out the crowds similar to years past, resort officials say. Those headed to the slope ...

Prime skiing in area mountains

The foothills offer some of the best skiing and riding on the West Coast, and several area resorts feature must-do runs that every snow aficionado needs to experience. One of the ...