Slashin’ into the 75th Season @ Sugar Bowl – 12/06/14

Casey Cane | | Conditions ReportConditions Report


The time is finally here…off-trail skiing and celebrating the opening day for Sugar Bowl’s 75th season.

Opening day access was through the village via the awesome old school gondola. However, the meat of the skiing was on Mt. Lincoln. With light rain and a thick cloud layer it definitely was not the most ideal day in the weather department but fun prevailed. The terrain included anything from the Rahlve’s Run to Lake View for about halfway down the chair, and at that point, the groomer was the call as the off-trail snow was a wee bit sticky. The top half of Mt. Lincoln was smooth and fast yielding fun slashing turns between the trees. Coverage was actually pretty good up there and my skis left the mountain in the same condition as arrival. Stoked.

The next storm is quickly approaching…and with a couple feel of snow down low, we should be game-on in the Tahoe region. Fingers Crossed.


Not very many vehicles at 8:30am on opening day…

Gondola parking lot – December 6th, 2014

Maybe the weather had something to do with it?

Awesome weather day eh?

En-route to the village in classic Sierra style…

A gondola passing by infrastructure

3rd chair…

Awesome weather day eh?

How do you spot a local?


The weather stayed like this for the duration of our stay…

You can never have too many dry goggle rags

Seth joined me for a perfect day of slurpee pow off the summit of Mt. Lincoln.

Seth getting after it

First lap of the year is un-tracked…could be worse.

Un-tracked off Mt. Lincoln

Seth finds another pocket of fun…

Seth still having fun


Face-shot slash

The groomer was actually spring-like corn…

I don’t care, I like to carve

We spent the morning traversing the trees for un-tracked snow…

No ski turns here

Seth had fun being the ski model for the day…

First-trackin’ at Sugar Bowl

Seth makes a right turn OFF THE PISTE!

Seth going extreme

But ON THE PISTE, he’s unstoppable!

Seth going extreme

Even though were soaked by 10:30am, we played around in some fun terrain on opening day…

Variable terrain at Sugar Bowl

This may be the deepest carve without falling on record…

Living on the edge…literally

We were even able to get a little air under our boards…

Skiing is fun





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