Lake Tahoe-area ski season has its first ski slope opening set for Friday, as Tahoe’s highest base elevation resort Mount Rose opens Friday, November 10, and more ski resort openings are scheduled for the weeks to follow.

Last winter was the second-snowiest winter on record in the Sierras, which certainly introduced some hazards, but also had the upside of presenting a pretty long and glorious ski season (except when roads and resorts were closed). We don’t know if a looming El Niño will bring similar levels of record precipitation this winter. But we do know, from the Chronicle’s new roundup of when Tahoe ski resorts are opening, that Reno’s Mount Rose ski resort is opening this Friday, November 10.

Three-day weekend, anybody?

More ski resort openings will follow the next weekend, and successive weekends into November and December. The Chronicle reports a number of other ski resort opening dates, which are listed below:

And according to the National Weather Service, there may be more snowfall in the Sierras in the near future. The NWS adds above that “Above normal precipitation is likely throughout California next week,” and that the Sierra Nevada Mountains “have a 40 to 60% chance of heavy precipitation, with snow expected at higher elevations.”

Tahoe ski resorts opening for Veterans Day weekend is pretty normal, and last year, six of the above-named resorts opened on the second weekend of November. But it remains to be seen if, like this past ski season, some California ski resorts are open all the way until August.

Related: Tahoe Sees Second-Snowiest Winter on Record; Snow Buries Ski Lifts in Sierras [SFist]

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