Squaw’s opening day is now just 12 days out, but by the looks of things its going to take a miracle to make that happen. While up north the Pacific North West continues to get pummeled, we in California continue to wait patiently. Over the past few days temperatures have hardly been low enough to make snow. This raises the question: Will Squaw be ready to open in by November 27th?
We have been plagued with the perpetual “Next Week” problem, with forecasters promising snow at the end of next week, every week, only to have the storm break off and head north. While Tahoe did see some brief tastes of winter a couple weeks ago, things have since been dry and generally to warm to make snow. And for this week Squaw’s only hope of a little weather is a chance of rain showers in the Valley, with a dusting up high.
In past years, Squaw has offered up some early season man made snow sliding on Red Dog and Squaw Creek, but as of today there is little to no snow on the face of Red Dog. Without a miracle dump (which can and does happen in Tahoe), things are not looking great for opening by November 27th.
Even Julia’s Gold has no snow on it at the moment.
The Tahoe community needs to band together, burn some old skis, do some snow dancing, and pay tribute to the Snow Gods because at this moment, things are not looking great for the Tahoe area. Pray for pow.