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For those who waited for the good snow to fall, your patience has been rewarded.
Officials at Bear Valley were surprised at the sight on New Year's morning -- a family which snowshoed uphill from the village to the ski lodge, and then replaced the snowshoes with skis the rest of the day.
The ski-snowboard season has begun. Sort of.
SACRAMENTO -- California might best be known for its beaches, but it's the Golden State's snow that is getting all the attention via a national campaign.