The Return of “Almost” Silent Skiing in Tahoe | Alpine Meadows, CA Conditions Report, Photo Tour

Jesse Cassidy | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Doug getting after the groomer kicker
Doug getting after the groomer kicker

With the biggest storm of 2014 come and gone, Tahoe was left with a refresher of snow, not much, but a lot better than before. With 6+ inches reported across the Tahoe basin, silent skiing almost occurred once again, but not really. It is still meager out there folks, better, but still less than desirable. Pow turns were had, core shots happened, and smiles all around though for the first real storm of the new year.

Mike Carr sending in less than prime conditions
Mike Carr sending in less than prime conditions

While the snowfall in Tahoe has been mediocre at best, the skiing is still a lot of fun. The recent storm softened things up quite a bit, but don’t be fooled, landsharks are still to be found. At Squaw the Kangaroo Kicker was going off yesterday, as well as the hike to Siberia. Shirley and Siberia are expected to open today with all the new snow. Alpine Meadows still has Summit and Roundhouse open with traverses out to Keyhole and Wolverine Bowl going off. The lack of snow this season has left people hungry, but don’t get to crazy as of yet, the rocks are still prevalent, as are the avy conditions. The long range sees something in the forecast for next weekend, still a long way out be we can only hope. Meanwhile the skiing in Tahoe is sill remarkably fun given the years conditions, so stop making excuses and throw the skis in the car, because skiing is fun no matter what!

Mike straight lining rocky fields
Mike straight lining rocky fields

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Still making snow
Still making snow

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Landsharks taking a toll
Landsharks taking a toll

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