Spring Corn, large swaths of dirt, closed lifts and the Cushing Crossing sums up the current conditions at Squaw Valley. Valiant knights (such as the one pictured above), bravely hurtled themselves through the piercing wind toward the pond risking life and limb for the sole purpose of our entertainment. And before the festivities kicked off there was plenty of ripping skiing to be had, enjoying some of our final laps on KT and Siberia.
Squaw Cushing Crossing Highlights:
- Travis Ganong as the Green Monster unleashing a title wave of spray on the spectators
- Attempt at the first ever “burning hoop” jump through the pond (resulting in a fail)
- Mat Jackson and Greg Lyndsey with their skinny ski camel crossing attempt
- The final crosser, who successfully (but probably accidentally) performed a backwards somersault off the water and onto the snow strip.
The turns leading up to the Cushing Crossing were equally fun as watching the event itself, as the upper mountain is still harboring large amounts of perfect corn snow. From Granite to Siberia the skiing is still surprisingly ripping, and who doesn’t love getting those final few laps on KT? The fleet of chairs are dropping like flies though.
Current Lower Mountain Lifts:
- Cable Car
Current Upper Mountain Lifts:
- Big Blue
- Gold Coast
- Shirley Lake
- Granite Chief
- Mountain Meadow
- Siberia (today will be it’s final day)
Today will be the last day to get your hands on KT-22, and most likely the last day to ski Siberia but Squaw is still shooting for a closing day of 28th. And while there’s no hope of the lower mountain making it (nor the Mountain Run for that matter), the upper mountain still has copious amounts of snow for your snow sliding pleasure.
Stay tuned for a weekend video update brought to you by SnowBrains!