RENO -- Two major Lake Tahoe ski resorts are opening for the season.

Heavenly on Tahoe's south shore and Northstar just to the north of the lake plan to begin limited operations Saturday.

Heavenly had been scheduled to open Friday, but high winds prompted the resort to postpone its opening until Saturday.

Snow-making machines and a storm that dropped up to nearly a foot of snow this week are allowing the resorts to open.

Opening earlier were Boreal atop Donner Summit and Mammoth Mountain just east of Yosemite National Park.

The Mt. Rose and Squaw Valley resorts announced plans to open Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving.