Friday, April 27, from all reports that I received, was an excellent, smooth powder day at those two resorts near South Lake Tahoe that had enough elevation to get 3-4" new and re-opened for the weekend. Sat. and Sun. were also very good with below freezing temps overnight. For way too much detail and pictures, see http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10209
Kirkwood announced one more weekend, re-opening Friday to Sunday, the first weekend in May. That will give those who were not ready to celebrate the closing another week to prepare. Those that were ready will probably be out of control by next Sunday. My plans are to be at Kirkwood on Friday, Alpine on Saturday, then back in San Jose for Cinco de Mayo.