Squaw Valley, CA Report: Backflips & Wind-Buff

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from December 20th, 2019

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Today was a stellar day at Squaw Valley, CA.

The wind was ripping up high which was blowing snow onto the north and east faces making them buttery in spots.

Most runs weren’t top to bottom goodness, but many of the runs we found were mostly buffed out and damn fun.

Headwall. image: snowbrains

We even kicked in a little booter and did a handful of backflips each which really got us pumped up.

Squaw’s terrain is just so strong.

There really is something for everyone, every day, in every mood.

Top of Headwall & Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains

Headwall was our favorite run of the day although I thought Granite Chief skied great as well.

KT-22 was holding some real nice wind-blown snow and that chair is what you need this time of year to get those ski legs in shape.

Spraying it off Siberia. image: snowbrains

Tomorrow looks like another real fun wind-buff day and it’s looking like we’ll get somewhere around 5″ of snow on Sunday which should make the holiday week just right.

We couldn’t be more fired up to be back at Squaw on the best inbounds terrain on Earth.

Headwall from Squaw One. image: snowbrains


image: squaw, 12/20/19


image: noaa, 12/20/19



Happy Peoples! World-traveller Brittany and Ski Bum extraordinaire Noonan. image: snowbrains
Squaw tree and Headwall. image: snowbrains
Wind-buff magic on Headwall. image: snowbrains
Mr. Mustache. image: snowbrains
Shirley sun. image: snowbrains
Fox went big, threw a backfilp, crashed and destroyed his binding. Never seen a binding do this…. image: snowbrains
Siberia and The Palisades. image: snowbrains
Shirley Lake carve. image: snowbrains

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