Squaw Valley USA opened for skiing and riding on Saturday, Nov. 20 in the midst of one of the best pre-Thanksgiving storms in at least six years. Roughly a foot of new snow fell Saturday and Sunday at the 6,200-foot elevation in a storm that could deliver up to six feet to the Sierras.

“I’ve been here for twenty years and I’ve never before seen a storm set up like this before Thanksgiving,” said Mike Livak, General Manager of Squaw Valley USA. “With snow totals predicted to total up to six feet at el. 5,500 feet, just imagine what great conditions we’ll have above our base area located at 6,200 feet.”