Hanging By A Thread: Squaw Conditions Update + Photo Tour

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Tram Face and Broken Arrow, not much in the way of snow out there
Tram Face and Broken Arrow, not much in the way of snow out there

While a week with day time highs in the mid 50’s has done nothing good for Squaw,  the skiing is still surprisingly ripping. The majority of the mountain is still nice and smooth, and with high day time temperatures and low nightly temperatures we are in the midst of a nice little corn cycle. The turns off of Headwall and KT were by far the best,  and we even have a legitimate park now off of Gold Coast.

The view from the top of Woman's Downhill
The view from the top of Woman’s Downhill

Highlights

  • Woman’s Downhill off KT
  • Hog’s Back off Headwall
  • Squaw finally has a real jump line off Gold Coast

Lowlights

  • Majority of Granite Chief is closed off, including Corkscrew and Split Tree
  • The Mountain Run is getting ever thinner
  • It still isn’t snowing
Squaw now has jumps!
Squaw now has jumps!

Woman’s Downhill and Chute 75 on KT had the most consistently soft and smooth turns, while Hog’s Back and The Face of Headwall were also skiing quite well.  Squaw was also able to farm snow from below Mainline Pocket in order to build a fun looking 4 jump line (good for the park kids, bad for those of us who still wanted to ski the Pocket).  It was grey bird yesterday and it’s looking like today will be a carbon copy.

Not looking good for Tahoe...
Not looking good for Tahoe…

It’s time to sell the snow blower, take of the studded tires, and do some serious snow dancing because things still do not look good for Tahoe.  We may be receiving a small resemblance of a storm on Sunday/Monday, but then it’s back to sunshine and highs in 40s by the middle of next week.

Photo Tour

Looking over toward a very fun and smooth Woman's Downhill
Looking over toward a very fun and smooth Woman’s Downhill
The pond at Gold Coast is becoming trying desperately to thaw
The pond at Gold Coast is becoming trying desperately to thaw
Looking up Far East, it would be nice to see the little Christmas Trees buried with snow
Looking up Far East, it would be nice to see the little Christmas Trees buried with snow
With no new snow, the pine cones have really started to pile up!
With no new snow, the pine cones have really started to pile up!
The lower quarter of KT, definitely in need of snow
The lower quarter of KT, definitely in need of snow

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