National Weather Service forecasters have predicted the storm that moved in overnight and early Monday will bring up to 10 inches at elevations above 7,000 feet.
Heavenly Ski Resort Russ Pecoraro tells the Nevada Appeal the snow will allow officials to open more trails. About 30 percent of the resort was open before the storm.
But Pecoraro says the South Lake Tahoe resort would need about 5 feet of snow before it can open up off-trail terrain.
He said snowmakers have been a lifesaver during the mild winter.