Sierra at Tahoe ski area says in California say it will re-open this winter having been devastated by the huge Caldor Fire that swept the region in August-October last year.

The fire damaged lifts and some buildings although the resort had prepared for its arrival by dousing buildings and lifts with water via its snowmaking system and cutting fire breaks.

The damage left it unable to open last season, with one of the main issues removing thousands of fire-damaged trees that posed a potential danger to skiers.

Looking at the positives for skiers, once the fire-damaged landscape is covered in snow, a resort spokesperson told local media that the ski area had been able to increase its inbound ski area on slopes where trees had to be removed so will actually be offering more runs than before this winter.

Parts of the 2,000+ acres ski area were undamaged and continue to offer tree-lined runs.

Another ski area largely destroyed by Forest Fires, Selwyn in Australia, had hoped to open for the 2022 ski season in the southern hemisphere last July but heavy snowfall in June prevented it from completing works in time. However the ski area which was destroyed by bush fires in January 2020 says it will definitely be open for the 2023 season and has begun selling lift passes.