Palisades Tahoe, CA, Report: High Quality Water Skiing in the Rain

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from March 12, 2023

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We got out there today at 8:50am and waited in line for the Red Dog chair in the sleet & rain.

We were on the first chair (thanks to daylight savings)!

Our first run was kinda dreamy.

Walking to the lift. image: snowbrains

Except for the fact that you had to wipe your goggle of sleet and rain every 2 turns…

The skiing was good.

The wettest snow imaginable, but bottomless, fun, and not sticky.

Far East. image: snowbrains

It felt like water skiing.

It felt like skiing soft serve ice cream.

We enjoyed the run all the way down until towards the bottom, where the new snow became very sticky and gross.

We did 2 more runs with the same results.

Getting out of the house today. image: snowbrains

The perfectly fresh snow skied well, the bottom was sticky, and the goggles management was taxing.

After three runs, we were satisfied with the bizarre experience, and we headed home.

KT-22 did open at 11 am, and we heard it was skiing well with the same issues of lower stickiness and goggle gunk.

Red Dog and Patroller. image: snowbrains

Looking forward it appears we’ll have the same skiing tomorrow and Tuesday with a chance for better skiing and riding on Wednesday with colder temps and much lower snow levels (potentially down to 2,000′).

Fingers crossed!

Oh, and yeah, getting in and out of our house is kind of a battle right now and starting to feel dangerous…


image: palisades tahoe, 3/12/23


image: noaa, 3/12/23

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One thought on “Palisades Tahoe, CA, Report: High Quality Water Skiing in the Rain

  1. 20 feet of snow in a month in Tahoe = 1 day of skiing pow & the rest either closed, packed out, or rained on.

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