Alpine Meadows, CA Conditions Report: Best Day of the Season So Far…

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Alan hucking meat at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Alan hucking meat at Alpine yesterday. Ben claming.  image: snowbrains

Alpine Meadows ski resort in California opened the summit for the first time this season yesterday and it was good.

No, it was great.  

Honestly, I don’t know Alpine that well.  We kept going out on the High Yellow traverse and finding large, completely untracked zones that confused me.

“Is this closed or does this cliff out or something?  It’s 1:30pm, why aren’t there any tracks?” – miles

 

“No, it goes and it’s open.  Because it’s Alpine, dude.” – Alan

Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains

We skied powder at Alpine yesterday from 9am until we were exhausted at 3pm without stopping once.  Lots of traversing, lots of powder, lots of mini-hucks.

The powder was around 2-6″, recrystalized, dense, and absolutely lovely where the wind hadn’t hit it too much.

High Yellow was the call as well as the terrain near the ABC chair.  Right under the Summit chair was fun a well.

The crew hiking to High Yellow. image: snowbrains
The crew hiking to High Yellow. image: snowbrains

To be totally honest, Alpine is skiing better than Squaw right now especially since you can bang top-to-bottom laps all day on Summit Chair.

There were no lifts lines at Alpine yesterday.  None at all.

Yesterday was my favorite day of the season so far.

Lake Tahoe from the hike yesterday. Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe from the hike yesterday. Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains

SNOW NUMBERS:

image: squaw alpine
image: squaw alpine

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FORECAST:

Forecast for the base of Alpine. image: noaa, today
Forecast for the base of Alpine. image: noaa, today

PHOTO TOUR:

Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Alan hucking meat at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Alan hucking meat at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe from the hike yesterday. Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe from the hike yesterday. Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains
Wolverine Bowl at Alpine yesterday. image: snowbrains

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4 thoughts on “Alpine Meadows, CA Conditions Report: Best Day of the Season So Far…

  1. Yeah, man! Great skiing with you. Alpine is full of pockets, but you do have to be a careful cause sometimes it *does* cliff out.

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