After 2″ of rain and around 10″ of new snow, the crowds were out en mass at Squaw this Saturday to get into some of the newly opened goods. For the first time since Christmas Week, Shirley Lake and Siberia started spinning, servicing some of the Upper Mountain goods. Shirley Lake held better coverage than the last time it spun, with most of the lurking rocks relatively avoidable. Siberia was also harboring better coverage, with the pepper field to enter Siberia Bowl finally covered (for the most part).
Squaw conditions video:
However, you definitely need to be heads up out there with plenty of rocks still lurking to take you down. If you’re looking to jump off of something, make sure you poke the landing. To call things low tide would certainly be an understatement.
Where there was coverage though, it was fantastically fun to ski on natural snow, and blower natural snow at that. The skiing off of Shirley was harboring some of the most consistent coverage, with Tree Runs 1-5 holding up the best. Watch out as you come through the bottom pitch though, as there are some very large rocks hiding out.
Overall, it was great to get onto some natural snow and go skiing for real. That said, we are still desperately in need of snow around Tahoe. So if you’re listening Old Man Winter, blow a bit of that good stuff our way! It’s looking like something is lurking out there, but no definitive answer on what or how much:
Photo Tour from Squaw Valley
2 thoughts on “Squaw Conditions Report for Yesterday: Cold Smoke Pow, Rocks, & The Upper Mountain”
There was a posse skiing Headwall Nose line, lap after lap. It was so in plain view, and beyond two closure ropes. End result: they lost their pass for two weeks. I guess the signs are enforced, as they should be if they’re up.