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Want to conquer the moguls? Ski them like a professional using these tips from freestyle skier Jonny Moseley, who won gold at the 1998 Olympics in Japan. It's all about quick turns, but it takes more to master the moguls. Watch for a pro lesson.

As snow returns to the Sierra, ski resorts are itching to open their slopes.

After last year’s especially long season that lasted well into the summer, resort operators are hoping for another wet winter. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe became the first resort to open a trail at the end of October, but closed again after a weekend.

There’s a slight chance of snow showers Sunday in Truckee and the possibility of precipitation continues into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Opening dates have been trickling out, so here’s a list of who is opening when:

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: Opened one trail for a weekend, full opening TBA

Boreal Mountain Resort: Nov. 8

Mammoth Mountain: Nov. 9

Squaw Valley: Nov. 17

Alpine Meadows: Nov. 17

Northstar California: Nov. 17

Heavenly: Nov. 17

Kirkwood: Nov. 22

Homewood: Dec. 8

Tahoe Donner: Dec. 8, cross country skiing opens on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

Diamond Peak: Dec. 14

Soda Springs: TBA

Sugar Bowl: TBA

Sierra-at-Tahoe: TBA

Squaw Valley was the place to be Monday. Skiers enjoyed sunshine, snow and dressing up in stars-and-stripes outfits to celebrate the holiday.

What a difference a week makes. This video was taken last Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, when winds at the top of the mountain at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows hit 90 mph. Today, Feb. 18, 2017, the Sierra ski resort reports cloudy, some snow falling and o

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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