Lake Tahoe Backcountry Report: 2 Fantastic Runs in Velvet Powder Snow

Miles Clark | | Post Tag for Conditions ReportConditions Report
Light swath. image: snowbrains

Report from December 28th, 2019

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We went for a long walk today to get up high, away from tracks, in good snow.

Good snow we found.

Recrystallized velvet powder snow-covered everything north-facing.

The snow was good top to bottom.

Today was the first day that finally got above freezing since the last snowfall that occurred on December 23rd.

It’s been real cold in Tahoe.

Fox & Connery up. image: snowbrains

When we left the car this morning, it was 10ºF, but the temps got up to about 34ºF today.

We skied 2 runs in the great snow and headed home.

Big day, fun day, good friends, great times.

If you’re interested in skiing the Tahoe Backcountry, please contact Alpenglow Expeditions for a guide and all the local knowledge.


Connery trusting the ice. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe today. image: snowbrains
Dropping. image: snowbrains
Great Tahoe terrain. image: snowbrains
Smooth creek. image: snowbrains
Terrain. image: snowbrains
Duane up. image: snowbrains
Contrasts. image: snowbrains
1-2cm surface hoar out there today. image: snowbrains
Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls. image: snowbrains
Tahoe at sunset. image: snowbrains
Tahoe & duck at sunset. image: snowbrains

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