Tahoe-area ski resorts kick off the season this weekend

Snow guns have been firing onto the slopes in the Sierra for three days straight and after this week's snowfall ski resorts couldn't be happier as they announce earlier opening dates. Dodge Ridge, Mt. Rose and Boreal Mountain Resort will open Friday. Heavenly Ski Resort, Kirkwood and Northstar will open on Saturday, unlike last year when they opened in mid-December.