***Update 12/10/13 at 4:30pm: Squaw opened the Mountain Run today. A patroller told us today that they will NOT be opening Siberia tomorrow. Thus, by saying “top to bottom” Squaw considered that Gold Coast and Mountain Run. We’ll let you know if/when they plan on getting Siberia open.
Squaw Valley announced today that they will be opening top to bottom on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013.
Opening top to bottom this Wed Dec 11 – Squaw Valley twitter
Wer’re hoping Squaw will be opening the Siberia Chair and the 3.2-mile Mountain Run to achieve this top to bottom status. This will be a huge improvement at Squaw. Right now, to get up to Gold Coast you have to ride the Funitel up and the Funitel down. Starting Wednesday we’ll all be able to ski to get down the mountain.
The skiing at Squaw was fun today. We skied laps on Red Dog and Squaw Creek and both runs were skiing well. There’s even a spot at the bottom of Red Dog where you can ski off the run in soft, powderyish moguls. There was no one out today and it wasn’t as cold as it has been. Starting at about 10:30am, the sun rose high enough to transfer some quality warmth right onto your person as you were riding up the chair.
Someone poached 3 beautiful laps on the East Face of KT-22 and it looked deep and blower. The guy that did it risked getting in an avalanche as that East Face is right around the optimal avalanche angle (about 38 degrees) and there are multiple weak layer in our snowpack right now (2 snowboarders poached a run at Mammoth yesterday and released a decent sized avalanche, see photo below).