DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2008)- The first significant snowfall to hit theNorthern Sierra in 2008 has bestowed over six feet of snowfall on DonnerSummit and Boreal. Donner Summit was hit especially hard with poweroutages lasting from Friday, January 4 through Sunday afternoon at Boreal.

“It’s amazing to see the mountain transformation, going from a base of two tothree feet of snow, to a base now exceeding over six feet,” said JonSlaughter, marketing manager for Boreal Mountain Resort. “Holiday skiers andriders were in abundance through Thursday when the storm hit, then had towait out the storm as whiteout conditions existed along with road closures”he added.

There is only one mountain at Tahoe that will have untracked powder comeMonday morning, and that is Boreal. After suspending lift operations fromFriday through Sunday due to loss of power, the depths of powder arelimitless come Monday morning.