Squaw Conditions Report: Soft Wintry Snow & Sun

Jesse Cassidy | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Reverse Traverse
Reverse Traverse

After a weekend of high snow levels and a lot of rain, the last push from the storm that hit Tahoe came in a little bit colder, and ended with a decent amount of snow. Squaw reported a storm total of 2′, now while the jury is still out on whether that is true, one thing is for sure, the skiing at Squaw is killer right now. Monday saw the last push of the storm, and some cloudy skies with a bit of snow, Tuesday and Wednesday however went blue, and people got after it. From the Pocket to the Palisades, Tahoe skiers enjoyed wintery snow once again, and everyone was commenting on how the last three days have been the best all season at Squaw.

Looking to the Palisades from the bottom of the Pocket.  Photo: Josh Benge
Looking to the Palisades from the bottom of the Pocket. Photo: Josh Benge

The last two days saw the Pocket, Palisades, Reverse Traverse, the Funnel, North Bowl, and CII Bowl open once again in what has seemed like forever. And the best part was almost no one was out, as it seems everyone and their brother is out in Jackson (hence the lack of action shots). The snow was soft and wintery on all north facing aspects, from the Palisades to CII bowl, the skiing was ripping. Everything in the sun started to soften up by midday with temperatures hitting the 40’s. Soft wintery snow in the shade, and corn in the sun, the best of both worlds. The skiing is still going to be great the rest of the week, and Headwall was spinning today with chairs being loaded on, perhaps this weekend?

The Good

  • Palisades, Pocket, Reverse Traverse to Slot and CII Bowl
  • Wintry Snow
  • Corn in the Sun
  • Mountain Run is less dangerous again
  • Free Appetizers at KT Base Bar through Sunday for Pass Holder Appreciation Month
Hiking at Squaw once again
Hiking at Squaw once again
Palisades
Palisades
CII Bowl
CII Bowl
The Valley still looking a little brown
The Valley still looking a little brown

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