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Report from January 31, 2021
I rolled up to Alpine Meadows ski resort in California yesterday at the crack of 1pm.
It was sunny, warm, and happy out.
Alpine Meadows got 75″ of snow in 3-days last week.
Liftlines were all about 5 minutes long except for Summit Chair which was still popular.
The groomers were good and kinda slushy in the sun.
North facing bump skiing was still wintery and fun.
I didn’t go into the powder but I’m guessing it was a bit funky and sticky.
It was all about the groomers and the mini-park for me.
What I was most affected by was the impressive hike-to terrain on the northwest end of the resort.
There was still lots of fresh snow up there…
Big, open lines, spines, noses, cliffs, and gullies.
It got my mind cranking…
I’ll likely be back after the storm this week for a mini-harvest…
SnowBrains meteorologist is calling for 6-14″ of snow above 7,000′ Monday – Wednesday.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Reno NV 404 AM PST Mon Feb 1 2021 Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST WEDNESDAY... * CHANGES...Added Lake Winds for Lake Tahoe. Slight decrease in snow totals. * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches, except 6 to 14 inches above 7000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph across Sierra ridgelines. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 4 AM PST Wednesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Gusty winds will bring choppy conditions on Lake Tahoe with gusts up to 40 mph and wave heights up to 4 feet possible. The worst conditions are expected on northeast shores. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.