(SFGATE) -- The Sierra has been walloped with so much snow, some ski resorts have actually had to shut down lifts and trails for safety.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, which has received more than six feet of snow in this latest winter storm, had to close all lifts Monday because of whiteout conditions, high winds and avalanche dangers. The resort reopened five lifts late Tuesday morning.
Other resorts in the Tahoe area also got hit hard by the blizzard. Heavenly Mountain Resort reported a 24-hour snowfall total of 36 inches Tuesday morning.
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