Just when you thought it might be time to put away the skis and take your mountain bike to the slopes, a spring storm has brought fresh powder to the Sierra Nevada.
By Wednesday, up to 2 feet of snow had fallen at Lake Tahoe-area resorts and at Mammoth Mountain -- extending the ski/snowboarding season.
Resorts Wednesday were touting their windfall in hopes of luring riders and skiers who want to make the most of the late-season powder.
Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, Calif., west of Lake Tahoe, received 20 inches of snow on its upper mountain. The resort reports a 45-inch base with four lifts operating as of Wednesday.
It plans to stay open until April 19 -- and longer if more snow falls.
Mammoth Mountain hasn't announced a closing date but received more than 2 feet of snow in less than 24 hours, it reported Wednesday.
Skiers and boarders who have a season pass for any resort can get lift tickets for $59 a day at Mammoth.