Squaw Valley ski resort in Lake Tahoe, CA received 16″ of new snow overnight on the upper mountain. The Gold Coast and Shirley Lake lifts opened right away while Siberia had some mechanical issues and is still closed, but they are hoping to open it around 1pm.
The new snow was good and dense. Great base building snow. Still very boney out there, so be careful. Up high it was foggy with low visibility. Lower down it was flat light but not foggy. Cloudy overall.
Laps on Shirley were fun and fast in the morning before lines got long. As of 10:00am both the Shirely and Gold Coast lines were quite long as there is no where else to go.
Again, hopefully Siberia can open up this afternoon and spread things out a touch.
Squaw may be able to get a bit more open tomorrow but for sure will have Gold Coast, Big Blue, Shirley Lake, and Siberia open.
Alpine Meadows is hoping to get Summit Chair and Roundhouse open.
Tomorrow will be busy at both places so don’t forget to smile, expect a bit of a crowd, and enjoy the pow.