With a spotty backcountry outlook and no resorts open in Tahoe mid-week, we decided to check out what Alpine meadows was like with the 1-2″ of new snow. I had skied Alpine on Sunday, so I knew that the coverage would be good still.
We skinned up the easy way along Hot Wheels chair, through the Bakery, and then up Alpine Bowl. It was a very mellow skin all the way up under some cloud cover and small snow flurries. When we were about 10 minutes from the summit, we were greeted with a beautiful blue sky that would brighten up anyone’s day.
We hung out for a bit at the top of Summit chair before heading back down. The run of choice was Wolverine Bowl via D7 followed by some nice powdery bumps on The Face.
I’m usually not one to enjoy skiing uphill, because gravity and I get along quite well; I prefer to take chair lifts instead of fighting with her (gravity). This was the exception that I’ve been waiting for. After about 10 backcountry attempts, I FINALLY had a ski down that was worth the hike up. Here’s to more worthwhile skis down.