With an entire 1/8th of an inch of fresh snow on Wednesday, the conditions at Squaw were most certainly dust on crust. The skiing however was still ripping, variable, but quite fun. The conditions remained firm all day up top with pockets here and there of fresh soft windblown snow. Down near the base the skiing was weird, either slushy or bulletproof, sending most people up high in search of soft turns. And with ski skate week in full swing, Squaw saw much more traffic for a Wednesday than usual, lines however were kept short all day.
National Chute in the Palisades was the go to run, and was skiing great all day. Tower 16 softened up and resulted in soft creamy turns, as did Sun Bowl by the end of the day. Hogs Back had the best pockets of windblown soft with chalky turns in between. The entire mountain is skiing great for the most part, and with a solid base everywhere, it’s nice to have options once again. The Pocket is currently looking prime and untouched, hopefully Emigrant opens soon or Patrol opens the hike up. The forecast is looking at warm temps and sun for the next week out, while some snow would be nice, the base up high is solid and not going anywhere for a while.