Situated at an elevation of 7,200 feet, Boreal benefited from ideal conditions to blow snow to start off the season early. Other Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts, like Northstar and Heavenly, recently announced a delay to their season due to poor snow-making conditions. "Down towards Truckee and the base of a lot of other resorts, it would have been a mix of that precipitation," spokesperson Tucker Norred said. Norred says the resort generally has 100% of its mountain open by Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, sometimes even earlier.