Alpine Meadows Conditions – The Return of Wintery Snow!

Guy LaDouche | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Drew sporting the ideal get up for the weekend - a DRYSUIT
Drew sporting the ideal get up for the weekend – a DRYSUIT (Sunday, 2/8)

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.

Left to right - Alpine Bowl, Wolverine Bowl, Beaver Bowl
Left to right – Alpine Bowl, Wolverine Bowl, Beaver Bowl

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.

Fresh tracks coming down Beaver Bowl
Fresh tracks coming down Beaver Bowl

With a warm week ahead, I hope that this last dumping can hold us over until the next serving. Keep doing that snow dance!

Photo Tour:

All photos from Tuesday, Feb 10 unless otherwise noted

Chalky snow in Wolverine Bowl
Chalky snow in Wolverine Bowl
Nice turns down South Beaver
Nice turns down South Beaver
Blower snow at the top of Idiots
Blower snow at the top of Idiots
Winter snow!
Winter snow! (Monday, 2/9)
Skimac happy to finally be back on the fat skis
Skimac happy to finally be back on the fat skis (Monday, 2/9)
We really need more of this... (Monday, 2/9)
We really need more of this… (Monday, 2/9)

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7 thoughts on “Alpine Meadows Conditions – The Return of Wintery Snow!

  1. Sharpness, exclnt point. Wirth doesnt give ratsa$$ bout u me or local skiers or skiing for that matter. He was quoted in sierra sun last year sayin how snow is not the most important thind for a ski resort, now had to cancel world cup boarder x, so u see it is futile cas the guy has absolutey no effing clue.

    Best way to send power msg, dont spend a freakin dime, go ski other tahoe area resorts and spread the word on social media how much better they r than squallysh#tshow.

    People r aware and do listen to local reviews, corp knuckleheads like wirth will never grt it. B fore coming to squaw he worked at 21 resorts in 24 years if that means anything.

    Skiing rules, corp skiing sucks, stay true.

  2. Squaw’s lack of lift opening seems like borderline breach of agreement with passholders. We prepay and trust ski operations to do their best diligence. I don’t think we’re getting that. I think they are only in real estate development mode. In any case, it’s cheap and it’s wrong. Anyone have any idea how to deliver a strong message to Andy?

  3. Nice to see a ski/snowboard website with content about local skiing and snowboarding conditions. That other site is so busy re-posting and posting crap that has nothing to skiing or snowboarding they forgot that it actually snowed and riders were enjoying it. Hey, maybe UN can just copy and paste this write up?

    Thanks El Douche 🙂

  4. W squaw these days, having to hike to shirley cause gold coast and highly touted big blue down? What about east broadway or mainline? Sibo on wind hold, what about newport chair?

    Oh right my bad, Mr Wirth had those taken out and sold. Brilliant wouldnt u say. What about headwall? My bad again wont open until they can groom saddle road or saving 4 weekend after 60°f temps later this week.
    Compared to all other tahoe resorts the worst product hands down. Great job wirthless grt job.

  5. love how the folks @ squally claim it, then can’t get $h*t open, really?? ksl/wirthless, you claim you extraordinary?? what extraordinaryily lame,,, no headwall, no sibo ever till when, oh right late opening again,,,,, what a joke, and you’re gonna host world cup skier/boarder cross, will be laughing stock of circuit..

    went to another tahoe area resort today and it effing rocked, happy people all around, employees too, way it should be

    good luck

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