Report from May 19th, 2019
Squaw Valley, CA was absolutely firing today after 5″ of new snow overnight and 21″ of new snow in the past 4 days.
We started the day on KT-22 and the snow was excellent.
Our confidence in the snow was high enough to warrant skiing at full speed, jumping, and charging around as if it was a mid-winter powder day.
After 3 KTs, we zipped up to Granite Chief and it was full on winter up there: cold air and deep, cold snow.
I’d been eyeing a line called Chamber Cliff all season and hadn’t found the right day to hit it.
Today, May 19th, most certainly wasn’t the “right day” but I thought I’d give it a go anyway.
A sort of sayonara to winter.
I went for it and it was a terrific rush and on helluva respectable impact.
I came out with a smile and we headed back to the front side for a quick backflip off the Siberia Ridge before heading down to Granite for a couple more cliff hucks before heading home at about 1pm.
Today was… it was stunning.
Stunning in that it was impossible to believe it wasn’t a February or March powder day on a weekend with no one around.
I had two longtime Squaw Valley Pro Patrollers tell me that they thought this was the best season in Squaw ever.
I may have enticed them to say it, but I’ll take it just the same.
I personally think this is the best season in Squaw ever.