A storm dropped up to 3 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada and brought smiles to the faces of skiers and snowboarders.
Boarders and businesses are optimistic for a snowy season. While the cold weather is coming, thousands were getting ready to hit the slopes at the Sacramento Ski and Snowboard Festival Sunday.
Ski resort operators are rejoicing after a string of storms brought an early winter to the Sierra Nevada just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday period.
Vail Resorts Inc. has completed the purchase of Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe, Calif., and some undeveloped sites near the ski resort for about $18 million.