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Despite dry conditions, South Lake Tahoe sledding hill thriving as 'only show in town'

A South Lake Tahoe sledding hill is thriving, as one of the only hills with the ability to make snow.

Despite the dry conditions all over the Sierra, one snow sports business has found a way to stay busy.

Tahoe Snowmobiles and Hill, just off Highway 50 in Stateline, has stayed consistently busy thanks to its snowmaking abilities, the manager told News 4-Fox 11.

Manager Zach Gordon said most nearby tubing hills don't have enough snow to open for business, but his operation made enough snow during a December cold snap to stay open through the holidays.

"We're really the only show in town right now."

"The people that are in town don't have much else to do, so they're here," Gordon said.

Heavenly Ski Resort, the resort closest to his sledding hill, has just 38 inches of snow so far this season. During a seven-day period in early January 2017, the resort received nearly double that amount.

On Tuesday, just 28 trails out of 94 were open, according to Heavenly's website.


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