After its earliest opening in 5 years on Monday, the Chimney at Squaw Valley, USA opened again yesterday much to the delight of insane Squaw skiers. Only the Chimney Sweep has been skied/open so far.
This next storm is gonna stuff about 8 feet of wet, wind blown snow in there, so expect an insane show in the Chimney on Monday…
“We’re in a Face Vortex.” -Andy Hays
“Today was good. I mean damn good. Groomers were ripping as they have been all week and the snow off piste is still chalky and fun (especially in the shady stuff). The run of the day, hands down, was Headwall face. A nice southwest wind was constantly blowing snow into the Face and we had free refills all afternoon. After 2 laps on the face, we were too deep in the Face Vortex to make it out. It was so good, that any other run was not even an option. I tried ducking out to North Bowl for a lap, and it was good, but it was not the Face good.Lesson of the day: don’t fight the vortex.” – Guy LaDouche