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:

[R5R, 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

[R419R, 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, [R361R, 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 [R169R, 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. [R422R, Sundance] measured at 37 inches this weekend and [R10R, Alta] got 23 inches.