Alpine Meadows, CA Conditions Report: Big Snow, Wind, & Faceshots

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Miles loving it in the deep today at Alpine. photo: alan ashbaugh
Miles loving it in the deep today at Alpine. photo: alan ashbaugh

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…

Nuking snow on Roundhouse today. photo: snowbrains
Nuking snow on Roundhouse today. photo: snowbrains

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
Lynn Keenan getting shacked off Yellow today. photo: snowbrains
Lynn Keenan getting shacked off Yellow today. photo: snowbrains

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.

Alan in bomb shack chute today. photo: snowbrains
Alan in bomb shack chute today. photo: snowbrains

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.

Miles in the deep today at Alpine. photo: alan ashbaugh
Miles in the deep today at Alpine. photo: alan ashbaugh

SNOW NUMBERS:

image: squaw alpine, today
image: squaw alpine, today
image: squaw alpine, today
image: squaw alpine, today

FORECAST:

Alpine Meadows forecast. image: noaa, today
Alpine Meadows forecast. image: noaa, today

PHOTO TOUR:

Davi getting snow to the face today. photo: snowbrains
Davi getting snow to the face today. photo: snowbrains
Parking lot cars looking a bit buried at 4pm today. photo: snowbrains
Parking lot cars looking a bit buried at 4pm today. photo: snowbrains
Apres ski at the River Ranch was good. photo: snowbrains
Apres ski at the River Ranch was good. photo: snowbrains

 


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