After a very wet weekend of skiing on Saturday and Sunday, Monday and Tuesday felt like the return of wintery conditions. Two systems came through Tahoe from Friday-Monday and dropped a total of 18″ at Alpine Meadows and “26 at Squaw. Sunday was the worst day of the storm with temps in the 40s and heavy precip most of the day. By Monday, the temps dropped and we had legit snow falling from top to bottom all day. Many of the large bumps that had formed around the mountain were filled in and smoothed out by the new snow. Today (Tuesday) was a beautiful sunny day that started out cold and kept the snow nice and wintery.
The ‘Pacific Crest North Bowls’ all have great coverage up top with quality snow. Coverage down low has improved, but still leaves a bit to be desired. The best skiing that I found was at the top of Beaver Bowl; smooth and soft boot deep powder. Sunspot and everything skier’s right over to the Alpine Bowl groomer were also refreshed and skiing very well today.
With a warm week ahead, I hope that this last dumping can hold us over until the next serving. Keep doing that snow dance!
All photos from Tuesday, Feb 10 unless otherwise noted