Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Two men snowboard down a steep street in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents' Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California's mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn't go out and cities were running out of places to pile it. (Ryan Hoffman/The Tahoe Tribune via AP)
Two men snowboard down a steep street in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents' Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California's mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn't go out and cities were running out of places to pile it. (Ryan Hoffman/The Tahoe Tribune via AP)
Jay Michael Tucker kayaks through the flooded Surrey Resort as the Russian River flows through it in Guerneville, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Streets and low-lying areas flooded as the Russian River swelled above its banks Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
Jay Michael Tucker kayaks through the flooded Surrey Resort as the Russian River flows through it in Guerneville, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Streets and low-lying areas flooded as the Russian River swelled above its banks Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
Jay Michael Tucker kayaks through the flooded Surrey Resort as the Russian River flows through it in Guerneville, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Streets and low-lying areas flooded as the Russian River swelled above its banks Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
Jay Michael Tucker kayaks through the flooded Surrey Resort as the Russian River flows through it in Guerneville, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Streets and low-lying areas flooded as the Russian River swelled above its banks Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
Jay Michael Tucker kayaks through the flooded Surrey Resort as the Russian River flows through it in Guerneville, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Streets and low-lying areas flooded as the Russian River swelled above its banks Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
Jay Michael Tucker kayaks through the flooded Surrey Resort as the Russian River flows through it in Guerneville, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Streets and low-lying areas flooded as the Russian River swelled above its banks Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
Owner Alex Yarosheno holds onto a tree as the Russian River flows through Surrey Resort in Guerneville, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Streets and low-lying areas flooded as the Russian River swelled above its banks Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
Owner Alex Yarosheno holds onto a tree as the Russian River flows through Surrey Resort in Guerneville, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Streets and low-lying areas flooded as the Russian River swelled above its banks Friday. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, photo released by Caltrans District 8 shows storm damage to the San Jacinto Mountains Highway 243 near Idyllwild, Calif. Rainwater continues to drain Friday from California's saturated landscapes, and road crews in parts of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming are working to clear avalanches. The damage included a collapse of about 75 feet (23 meters) of pavement in the San Jacinto Mountains. (Caltrans District 8 via AP)
This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, photo released by Caltrans District 8 shows storm damage to the San Jacinto Mountains Highway 243 near Idyllwild, Calif. Rainwater continues to drain Friday from California's saturated landscapes, and road crews in parts of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming are working to clear avalanches. The damage included a collapse of about 75 feet (23 meters) of pavement in the San Jacinto Mountains. (Caltrans District 8 via AP)
This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, photo released by Caltrans District 8 shows storm damage to the San Jacinto Mountains Highway 243 near Idyllwild, Calif. Rainwater continues to drain Friday from California's saturated landscapes, and road crews in parts of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming are working to clear avalanches. The damage included a collapse of about 75 feet (23 meters) of pavement in the San Jacinto Mountains. (Caltrans District 8 via AP)
This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, photo released by Caltrans District 8 shows storm damage to the San Jacinto Mountains Highway 243 near Idyllwild, Calif. Rainwater continues to drain Friday from California's saturated landscapes, and road crews in parts of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming are working to clear avalanches. The damage included a collapse of about 75 feet (23 meters) of pavement in the San Jacinto Mountains. (Caltrans District 8 via AP)
A woman walks along a flooded road in Guerneville, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. In California, rainwater drained from saturated landscapes even as a new system moved into northern areas of the state and more heavy snow fell in the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
A woman walks along a flooded road in Guerneville, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. In California, rainwater drained from saturated landscapes even as a new system moved into northern areas of the state and more heavy snow fell in the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
Drivers make their way up and down a snow-packed street in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents' Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California's mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn't go out and cities were running out of places to pile it. (Ryan Hoffman/The Tahoe Tribune via AP)
Drivers make their way up and down a snow-packed street in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents' Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California's mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn't go out and cities were running out of places to pile it. (Ryan Hoffman/The Tahoe Tribune via AP)
This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, still image taken from video and courtesy of KSBW station shows the damaged Lone Cypress tree in Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, Calif. Gusty winds during a recent storm broke a branch of the famous cypress tree believed to be more than 250 years old on California's northern coast. The Pebble Beach Company said Friday that despite the damage, an arborist has recently examined the Lone Cypress and confirmed it's "healthy and remains secure on its rocky perch." (KSBW via AP)
This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, still image taken from video and courtesy of KSBW station shows the damaged Lone Cypress tree in Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, Calif. Gusty winds during a recent storm broke a branch of the famous cypress tree believed to be more than 250 years old on California's northern coast. The Pebble Beach Company said Friday that despite the damage, an arborist has recently examined the Lone Cypress and confirmed it's "healthy and remains secure on its rocky perch." (KSBW via AP)
This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, still image taken from video courtesy of KSBW station shows the damaged Lone Cypress tree in Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, Calif. Gusty winds during a recent storm broke a branch of the famous cypress tree believed to be more than 250 years old on California's northern coast. The Pebble Beach Company said Friday that despite the damage, an arborist has recently examined the Lone Cypress and confirmed it's "healthy and remains secure on its rocky perch." (KSBW via AP)
This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, still image taken from video courtesy of KSBW station shows the damaged Lone Cypress tree in Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, Calif. Gusty winds during a recent storm broke a branch of the famous cypress tree believed to be more than 250 years old on California's northern coast. The Pebble Beach Company said Friday that despite the damage, an arborist has recently examined the Lone Cypress and confirmed it's "healthy and remains secure on its rocky perch." (KSBW via AP)