It might be 80 degrees in San Francisco, but Mt. Rose in Tahoe is already a winter wonderland.
The resort has been making snow on full blast since the beginning of the month, and will be open this weekend from 8am to noon, making them the first Sierra resort to open this season.
"Anytime in October when we had the the opportunity, we had the guns blazing. Meaning if it was was below thirty two degrees with low relative humidity, we can turn the snow making guns on full throttle," said marketing director Mike Pierce.
Only one lift will be open this weekend, and the run is about ten inches deep right now. After this weekend, lift operations across the resort will resume whenever weather conditions permit.