At Squaw Valley right now, they have Red Dog, Squaw Creek, and Gold Coast open. The best skiing is between the Squaw Creek run (which was great first thing this am in the sunlight) and the Dog Leg run off Red Dog (which was icy at first but softened by the afternoon and was fun).
The snow at Squaw was slushy in most zones by 11am. Squaw has lost a lot of snow in the past two days. Temperatures have been in the high 40s to low 50s and the off-piste is mostly done for now. Rocks, trees, stumps, logs, and cut-off-at-45-degree-angle-stab-you-if-fall-on-them saplings abound on Squaw’s off-piste. Groomers are still fun, though.
At Alpine Meadows right now, they have Summit, Kangaroo, Meadow, and Round House open. Summit is great because it takes you from the bottom to the top of the mountain in high speed fashion.
The snow was slushy by 11:30am. Alpine is losing snow fast as well, but it’s holding up a bit better than Squaw. The off-piste was still doable today, but you’re certainly hitting more rocks than you were a few days ago.
In the morning the off-piste was icy and most unfriendly.
For our money, we’d certainly say that Alpine is skiing better than Squaw right now and it’s a better overall experience.
SQUAW & ALPINE FORECAST:
The forecast at Squaw & Alpine tomorrow if for 2-3cms of snow (we’ve been forced to switch to centimeters to make snow totals seem more significant). Sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s return by Thursday and continue through the weekend with no storms in sight…
We repeat: no storms in sight. Find out more here: