Squaw Valley, CA Conditions Report: Blower Powder Christmas Miracle

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Miles slashing it out yesterday on Granite. image: dane shannon
Miles slashing it out yesterday on Granite. image: dane shannon

Yesterday was the best day I’ve had at Squaw since 2011.

Granted, I’ve been mostly gone the past 5 years, but yesterday truly was incredible.

Faceshots in deep, blower snow, good friends, old friends, copious hoots and screams, not many out, sunshine, snowing hard, deep powder until closing bell, everything…

SANTA!!!!
SANTA!!!!

Started the day getting first chair with Johnny Moseley on Squaw One.

Straight to Siberia and a quick Cool Guy Rock huck.

Then Emigrant, first one down The Funnel.

Happy people doing happy things under Emigrant yesterday.
Happy people doing happy things under Emigrant yesterday.

Then to Granite and some seriously deep snow.  Squaw claimed 16″ of new snow on the upper mountain but it was certainly more akin to 24″ of new snow on Granite Chief.

Met up with my old friend, professional big wave surfer Chuck Patterson and we had an absolute ball charging low angle pow and 6′ drops to 24″ deep flat landings all afternoon.

Too much fun.

Best Christmas eve I can remember.

SNOW NUMBERS:

image: squaw, today
image: squaw, today

FORECAST:

Squaw forecast. image: noaa, today
Squaw forecast. image: noaa, today

PHOTO TOUR:

Jonny Moseley and family on first chair at Squaw One yesterday.  photo:  miles clark/snowbrains
Jonny Moseley and family on first chair at Squaw One yesterday. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Chuck getting deep! image: dane shannon
Chuck getting deep! image: dane shannon
Snowing hard on Granite Chief yesterday.
Snowing hard on Granite Chief yesterday.
Fing stoked to have been skiing with this stellar crew. Left to right: Jigga, Jaren, Miles, Chuck Patterson
Fing stoked to have been skiing with this stellar crew. Left to right: Jigga, Jaren, Miles, Chuck Patterson
Dane wishing he had skis...
Dane wishing he had skis…
Sunshine on Granite yesterday.
Sunshine on Granite yesterday.
Happy friends on Granite yesterday.
Happy friends on Granite yesterday.
Granite yesterday.
Granite yesterday.
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Snowing hard on Granite Chief yesterday.

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