Headwall, Mountain Run, & Lower Mountain Close @ Squaw Today

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The bottom of the Mountain Run yesterday.  Not much left in here...  Mountain Run and Lower Mountain close after today
The bottom of the Mountain Run yesterday. Not much left in here… Mountain Run and Lower Mountain close after today

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.

Headwall, the Motherships best friend, will shut down today.  She was damn fun yesterday and all week.  Sad to see her go, but it's time.
Headwall, the Motherships best friend, will shut down today. She was damn fun yesterday and all week. Sad to see her go, but it’s time.

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.

Palisades are hangin' in there.  Still plenty of snow up high at Squaw.
Palisades are hangin’ in there. Still plenty of snow up high at Squaw.

That we kept KT and Headwall into April is great.  Starting Sunday, the lower mountain will be completely closed.

Siberia was skiing well yesterday.
Siberia was skiing well yesterday.

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.

Granite Chief Peak has good amounts of snow still.  photo from yesterday.
Granite Chief Peak has good amounts of snow still. photo from yesterday.

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2 thoughts on “Headwall, Mountain Run, & Lower Mountain Close @ Squaw Today

  1. Cannot figure out what trails are groomed/opened according to Squaw’s interactive grooming map @ squaw.com.
    Is mtn run groomed/open/ or not?

    Base depth, Soul is claiming base of 56″ on their website. Where? Upper only, lower. How can I decide to bring my family of 5 up from Orinda and spend hundreds without having transparent information that should be standard and honest business practices in this day and age?

    Please soul,,,, answers,,,,
    Typical shit show operations same as it always is, Livak, King-a-ling, et al.

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