Northern California ski resorts opening early

Several powerful snow storms help open four more resorts early

POSTED: 05:26 AM PST Nov 13, 2012 
RENO, Nevada. -

Four more Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts are set to open early due to several powerful storms combined with large-scale snowmaking operations.
    
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort will open on Wednesday, Nov. 14, with a combined seven lifts and eight trails. Kirkwood and Squaw Valley are set to open on Friday, Nov. 16.
    
The weather will cooperate on Wednesday, as forecasters are expecting partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-50s. Some rain or snow showers are expected on Friday, with temperatures in the mid-40s.