With sunny skies and temperatures reaching around 60 each day, it is safe to say spring has made its way to Tahoe, and quick. It’s amazing what a week of sun and warmth make as Squaw is back to looking pretty bare and brown once again after an amazing couple of days last week. The warm temps have made for some pretty fun spring skiing however, as skiing is staying pretty darn good considering the warm nighttime lows. With spring slush and sunny skies, it’s going to be a fun weekend in Tahoe.
Squaw was skiing pretty good today with corn and slush tucked away on the northern facing aspects. The southern facing terrain is pretty beat, and by 11 is already rotten manky snow. However the skiing is staying pretty good till around 12 to 1 if you sniff it out. The Funnel and Shirley were the go to today by about 12, with skier packed snow skiing great despite the warmth. Siberia groomer is fast and fun up high, just be careful as it gets sticky in the flats down by Gold Coast however. The Palisades were open today, however judging by the hard skier traverse tracks out it looked pretty variable. The saddle on KT was skiing fast this morning, with shaded areas holding icy snow, and corn in the sun. It’s that time of year where you get out first thing in the morning for a couple of hours, then its time for a beer by noon. With the mountain closing on April 27th, there isn’t much of the season left, so get on out there and enjoy the fine spring skiing at Squaw Valley.