Welcome to winter, Northern California... it's been a long time coming. After a less-than-stellar year, the snow showed up big this weekend. More than 90 inches dropped in 72 hours at several Tahoe-based resorts.

Here's a sampling of some impressive Cali powder this weekend:

Alpine Meadows recorded 109 inches in 72 hours:

St. Powderday, March 17, 2012 - Ryan Salm, photographer_Alpine1_9263

St. Paddies Powder Day March 17, 2012 Photo by Ryan Salm, Skier Robin McElroy

St. Powderday, March 17, 2012 - Ryan Salm, photographer_9352

It was a deep weekend at Alpine Meadows. Photo by Ryan Salm, Skier Robin McElroy

Squaw Valley topped out at 97 inches over the same timeperiod:

Squaw Valley

Powder day March 17, 2012. Photo Credit: Hank deVre

Squaw Valley

It was finally a powder day at Squaw this weekend. Photo by: Hank deVre

Further south, China Peak reported 72 inches in 72 hours:

China Peak

It was all smiles at China Peak this weekend. Photo courtesy China Peak Facebook

China Peak

A skier plays at China Peak this weekend. Photo courtesy China Peak Facebook

And Heavely got hit with 59 inches:

Heavenly Snow Story

A snowboarder enjoys the fresh powder this weekend at Heavenly Resort. Photo courtesy Heavenly

Heavenly Snow Story

The snow was deep enough to have to dig out a lift this weekend. Photo courtesy Heavenly

Other significant numbers included Northstar, with 48 inches. Even some Utah resorts got in on the action. Sundance measured at 37 inches this weekend and Alta got 23 inches.