RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A storm has dropped up to 10 inches of snow around Lake Tahoe and whetted the appetites of skiers and snowboarders.

The Boreal resort atop Donner Summit says it would be able to open its lifts to the top of the mountain beginning this weekend after receiving 8 to 10 inches of snow.

Boreal is the only resort currently open around Tahoe.

The Alpine Meadows resort north of Tahoe says cold temperatures will allow it to step up snow-making operations. The resort reports 4 to 6 inches of new snow.

Locals will be pulling for more snow at the annual Pray for Snow Party tonight at the Sierra-at-Tahoe resort near Tahoe's south shore.

The storm prompted chain controls over mountain passes this morning, but all highways are now open without controls.

Copyright 2009 The AP.

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