Squaw Conditions Update + Photo Tour

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Trezzo leaving the white room in Light Towers

After an unreal day on Friday followed by rain to the top over weekend, Squaw came alive again for the MLK holiday with a solid 8-10″ of new snow on the upper mountain.  Most of the upper mountain was closed Saturday and Sunday due to high winds, leaving things buffed smooth and ready to rip.  The Squaw game continues to be a hard one to win, with Reverse Traverse opening by 10:15 but Headwall remaining on maintenance hold until nearly 11:30.

The Good

  • Chute 75 & Tom’s Tumble on KT
  • CII Bowl, Slot, Hogs Back on Headwall
  • Almost all of Granite
  • Mainline Pocket huck fest
  • The Funnel
  • Skiing in general

The Bad

  • Maintenance holds
  • Any southerly aspects by 12:30
  • Occasional (but largely avoidable) pockets of ice from the rains


With a favorable weather forecast in the future for Squaw, things are looking to get a little deeper.  Stay tuned!

Photo Tour

Mainline Pocket, Squaw Valley
Mainline Pocket, Squaw Valley
Headwall Face and The Slot, ready to rip
Headwall Face and The Slot, ready to rip
Granite Chief
Granite Chief




Mark dropping Adrenaline Chute
Mark dropping Adrenaline Chute

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3 thoughts on “Squaw Conditions Update + Photo Tour

  1. Saturday and Sunday were pretty bad. Friday and Monday were nice, but on the medium weight snow. Monday had some spots of lurking ice under the fresh snow for sure in areas, which made keep you on your toes. All these maintenance and avalanche holds were irritating. Squaw needs more maintenance people and ski patrol. I’m amazed that during a holiday weekend they are so slow to open so many lifts.

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