On mostly man made snow Heavenly Valley Ski Area is scheduled to be open this week, November 18. Their hours and terrain are sure to be limited, but they will be open nonetheless. Sierra-at-Tahoe is waiting for natural snow to open their resort and Kirkwood, which has 35-39 inches, has no opening date scheduled. Here comes another winter, I wonder if it will be unending, bottomless powder skiing like last year. I’ll let you know in the Spring.