Alpine Meadows, CA Report: Buttery Corn Snow on a Bluebird February Sunday

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Nate with a solid toe-side turn. Image: Galen Carrico

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Report from Sunday, February 28, 2021 

Today was a Spring-like day to end February and the snow was smooth like butter on the backside of Alpine Meadows, CA.

After Saturday’s colder temps and blustery winds, the morning snow started off firm.

Throughout the day we followed the sun during the freeze-thaw cycle to find California corn snow.

Alyson heading toward Lakeview Chairlift. Image: Galen Carrico
Nate using the cape to full effect. Image: Galen Carrico
Snowboarder cruises toward The Chalet. Image: Galen Carrico

Sunspot, accessible from Summit Six, skied well starting around 11 am.

We headed to Sherwood Express in the afternoon and found some great panels of south-facing snow that were softened to perfection in the sun.

Jake and the Lake. Image: Galen Carrico

The views of Lake Tahoe were just incredible today and the temperature was ideal. There was only a slight breeze.

Alyson skies towards Sherwood Forest lift with Lake Tahoe in the background. Credit: Galen Carrico

We enjoyed the day with some friends we had not ridden with in months. 

Although I’m hoping for a late-season pow day, it felt great to get a preview of Spring skiing.

It’s hard to beat Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, the Spring skiing capital, this time of year.

Nate with Twin Peaks in the background. Image: Galen Carrico

Although we showed up in the late morning hours, there was plenty of parking with the holiday crowds gone for the season.

We took a short break at The Chalet in the late afternoon to hydrate and grab a bite.

The Chalet. Image: Galen Carrico

With lots of coverage and seemingly endless terrain, I cannot wait to get back up there more skiing in the California sun. 

Phil taking some afternoon turns near Sherwood. Image: Galen Carrico

Snow Numbers:

Credit: (SVAM)


Credit: SVAM


Nate with Twin Peaks..again. Image: GC
Jake shredding toward Treeline Cirque: Image: Galen Carrico

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