Big snow and big wind descended on Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows last night and continued all day today.
Squaw/Alpine reported 8″ of new snow at 6:22am today. By the end of the day there was easily 12-18″ of new snow in spots…
NOAA is calling for 2-4 feet of snow Tuesday & Wednesday:
* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 INCHES, WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES WEST OF HIGHWAY 89 TO THE SIERRA CREST. 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE NORTHERN CARSON RANGE NEAR MOUNT ROSE. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 12 TO 24 INCHES AT LAKE LEVEL WITH UP TO 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET. - NOAA Reno, NV today
Upper mountains were closed at both Squaw and Alpine today.
We chose Alpine and we were not disappointed.
The terrain off Roundhouse was quality and the snow was deep, plentiful, and dry.
It snowed hard and blew hard all day. Hood on all day.
The terrain right under the chair and off Symphony and near the bomb shack was great.
The snow off the “medium” Yellow traverse was deep and stupid. The snow kept hitting us in the face out there.
It was an absolutely spectacular day and it’s forecast to just keep coming.
If you’re not in Tahoe, get here.
If you’re in Tahoe, do not leave.