Lake Tahoe Backcountry Report: 22″ in 24 Hours = Wet, Heavy, Fun Powder Skiing

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from February 26th, 2019

Last night, Lake Tahoe saw 22″ of snow in 24 hours.

Today, Squaw Valley was completely closed and Alpine Meadows only had baby lifts open due to high winds and avalanche danger.

So, we went backcountry skiing.

Trevor and dead tree. photo: snowbrains

Mini-backcountry skiing in mellow terrain.

The snow was heavy and wet and upside down, but skied great.

We really tried not to, but we ended up having a damn good time.

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

J. Dobbs comfy at his place in Squaw today. photo: Jake Dobbs

FORECAST:

image: noaa, today

PHOTOS:

Trevor. Up. photo: snowbrains
Looking out my upstairs window today… photo: snowbrains
Up. photo: snowbrains
The natives look aggressive… photo: snowbrains
Getting it done! photo: snowbrains

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