Donner Pass Opens Early For Skiing

  • November 23, 2010
It's a testament to how much our world has changed -- and how thoroughly the geographic United States has been tamed in last century and a half -- that one can actually look forward to a trip up to Donner Pass after a big snowfall.

The folks at the Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit say there are now six feet of snow up on the peak that trapped a party of west-bound travelers 164 years ago. The Norden, CA resort has moved its opening forward 16 days. The ski resort says conditions there for a turkey-day schussing are the best they've seen in many years.  

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