Sierra Nevada Sees Snowfall, At Least One Ski Resort Plans to Open on Halloween

An autumn snowstorm dusted higher elevations in California's Sierra Nevada with several inches of fresh powder.

Authorities required drivers to use tire chains on several roads in the Donner Summit area, where the wintry scene that started Sunday was replaced with sunny skies Monday afternoon.

National Weather Service meteorologist Travis Wilson says the last few showers of the storm died off by Monday afternoon. He says about an inch of snow accumulated in one area.

He says warm weather will return to the area starting Tuesday.

Mt. Rose Ski Resort in Nevada, which is located 25 miles south of Reno, announced Tuesday plans to open on Oct. 31. The resort received about seven to 18 inches of snow.

Mt. Rose has a base elevation of 8,260 feet.

Here are dates for when some more ski resorts plan to open, weather permitting:

Mammoth: Nov. 10

Heavenly, South Lake Tahoe: Nov. 18

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows: Nov. 11

Northstar, Truckee: Nov. 18

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