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Report from Saturday, March 27, 2021
After receiving reportedly more than four feet of snow in March, high pressure has arrived at Squaw Valley, CA, bringing out the sun in full force.
The temperatures were ideal for Spring and there was no noticeable wind.
I only wore a T-shirt under my soft-shell jacket and other skiers and riders opted for less clothing and seemed comfortable.
Coverage is still great on the upper mountain (there is an over 100″ inch base) while Spring has started to reveal obstacles lower down.
Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows (SVAM) has received approximately 4″ inches of snow in the last seven days but high pressure looks to be in the future as well.
I met some friends at Gold Coast after some morning laps to have a cool beverage in the sun.
One of the guys was spending his first day at Squaw and he was blown away by the terrain and the views.
We lapped Siberia and Headwall and the sun had softened everything to corn or slush as the day progressed.
The guys called it a day to go root for Oral Roberts (one of them was an alum) against Arkansas in the Sweet 16.
I took a few laps on KT down Chute 75 just before 3pm and conditions had lined up perfectly.
My legs were screaming after a couple of steeper runs down the chute and I was feeling hot and thirsty.
More high pressure is in the forecast at the Spring Skiing Capital so get out there and enjoy the corn and goggle tans.