Mt. Rose being up around 9000 feet has definitely benefited the most from this weekend.
Friday: it was dumping in Tahoe city but didn't turn into snow until night around 12.30ish, there could be an extra foot of snow if it was colder bummer...
I volunteered with Project Snow today. Project Snow brings foster children up to Mt. Rose to learn how to ski or snowboard. I'm helping teach the kids how to ride and shooting a video about the organization. Check it out http://www.projectsnow.org
The snow conditions were a lot better than Sierra yesterday. Good cold snow and fast groomers that you can lay down some sweet sprays. Their base is a lot higher than most resorts and the powder on the side of the runs was still soft and sprayable. Not many people there so you never wait in line, similar to Homewood. The winds were crazy though due to the impending storm and they still ran the lifts for most of the day.
Friday I opened my '10-'11 season skiing Mt. Rose. Unfortunately, the Chutes were closed all day, so instead I eased into my season with a bunch of groomers and a few bump runs. Stokage courtesy of warm spring conditions and the monster deal I got from liftopia.com: lift ticket + $12 lunch voucher for $33.