Alta Sierra Ski Resort is open for the first time in 3 years, but some warm weather in the forecast bodes the question: is the resort in any danger of having to close down if too much snow melts?
According to general manager Will Wilson, there's not a chance.
"Not scary at all," Wilson said. "This last weekend we got 4 feet of powder, and we had a foot base so we have a four foot base right now, and we've done a lot to keep it and we don't plan on closing any time soon."
In fact, El Niño storms have kept snow on the mountain pretty consistently. Because of that, Wilson is optimistic that the resort will have a long and productive ski season, something the resort hasn't seen in years.
"With everything coming and all the snow we've been getting we're really shooting for a May season."
Wilson also said laughingly that he's looking forward to seeing visitors taking the slopes in tank tops and shorts during the warmer weather.