I awoke to exactly one Corona Extra of snow (9.5″) on the railing in Squaw Valley, CA today, which was about 3″ more than was there when I got home from skiing yesterday around 6pm. Squaw reported 14-18″ of new snow.
6th chair on KT-22 provided an excellent run down Enchanted Forest on our way to Headwall. The Slot and CII skied dreamily for a few runs before we headed over to Siberia to hit the Palisades. Saw some great wipeouts off the Palisades, dropped Main Chute and headed to Granite.
The snow was spongy, responsive, and deep enough to keep you off any hard layers underneath.
The hike to the Granite Chief Peak opened on our first Granite run. We labored up in the scorching sun, sweating like dogs (dogs don’t actually sweat) and dropped into pinwheeling, wet, sticky, funky snow. The new snow was cooked by 11am.
Headed down to KT to ski some leftovers before calling it a day around noon.
The scene at Chamois was already electric as everyone was simply ecstatic about the incredible late season powder day.