Snow is melting away fast at Squaw Valley. High temperatures were in the 60 everyday this week and you can tell. Waterfalls, creeks, and cascades are ubiquitous at Squaw right now. It’s loud out there with all the water flowing. The lower mountain is losing about a foot of snow per day.
Headwall, the Mountain Run, and the Lower Mountain will be closing today after skiing. The Funitel will likely run tomorrow, then close for the season tomorrow.
This melting has lead to the Mountain Run winding down to a 3 foot wide strip of snow that doesn’t actually connect to the base area any longer. Hopefully Squaw farmed some snow last night and fixed that zone a touch just get us through the day today.
Headwall has been skiing great but its last day will be today. Next week is the last week of the year. It’s actually very impressive how much snow there still is considering how dry the winter was.
That we kept KT and Headwall into April is great. Starting Sunday, the lower mountain will be completely closed.
Yesterday, the snow was pretty sloppy and sticky today by noon. Afternoon Siberia, Shirley, and Granite skied best. Clouds built up enough in the afternoon to crisp the snow up a bit and that improved skiing between 1 and 2pm. Don’t forget, Squaw and Alpine close at 2pm now.
Come out and get some before it’s all over. It should be a great weekend. Don’t forget your swimsuit.