The storm has dropped up to three-feet of snow in some spots.
“People are ecstatic right now!”
B. Gorman is President of the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce. She says the area has been hit hard by the economic meltdown.
“Restaurant business is down, gift shops are down, the grocery store business is down. I mean you name it, we’ve been impacted here.”
But Gorman says now that there’s snow, they’re hoping Northern California residents who opt for a so-called “stay-cation” will make the two-to-three hour drive up for the holidays.
“When they’re shorter trips they make them closer to the time they’re going to actually take that trip so we’re counting on this nice Christmas present of this snow storm before the holidays.”
Gorman says retailers are also urging local residents to do their shopping in town and not..as she calls it…”off the hill”.