All the snow dancing will hopefully pay off starting Thursday moving well into the weekend. They are calling for around six inches above 7000 ft. on Thursday, and more snow to fall on Saturday and Sunday. Keep thinking positive thoughts for a nice heavy base to start the season off right. 

The National Weather Service in Reno, Nev. just released this weather statement:

... COLDER AND UNSETTLED WEATHER THROUGH THIS WEEKEND...A STRONG STORM IN THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL MOVE TOWARD THE WEST COAST THURSDAY. 

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN BY EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON... THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT... SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AROUND 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE SIERRA ABOVE 7000 FEET... ALTHOUGH HEAVY SNOW IS NOT EXPECTED... 

COLD CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY…ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW SHOWERS IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

Forecast for Truckee, Calif. Image courtesy of NOAA.gov

 

Taking advantage of the storm coming in, Boreal Mountain will reopen this Friday and will continue operations seven days a week. They will have some competition in the following weeks with Northstar California Resort and Heavenly Mountain planning to open Nov. 18 and Squaw Valley planning to open Nov. 23. All three of these resorts have also taken advantage of the cold temperatures by starting up their snow guns in preparation. 

On Monday, Squaw fired up their snow guns. Photo Courtesy of Squaw Valley.

Early snow at the top of Tamarack Chair at Heavenly. Photo Courtesy of Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Keep doing your best snow-dance as the countdown continues for more resorts to open.