Squaw Valley Conditions Report: Windy & Snowy Photo Tour

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tram rock squaw
Tram Rock from the parking lot today.

This is the first of many conditions reports for Squaw Valley USA this winter.  

Today started out windy and snowy with Squaw reporting 1 inch of new snow.  Exhibition on the lower mountain was open to the mid-station.  The Funitel and the Gold Coast chair were on wind hold until about noon.

Red Dog and KT and the mountain run today.
Red Dog and KT and the mountain run today.

We arrived at 1pm and the conditions were fun.  There was an inch or two of soft snow on top of the old man made snow surface on Gold Coast.  There’s one run open off Gold Coast and it’s just enough to entertain you for an hour or two.  It’s not epic, but it is still fun and it’s still early.

squaw chair
Gold Coast looking bushy today.

The only tough thing for us in Tahoe right now is that the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and even New Mexico are all crushing it right now with fully open ski resorts, good snowpacks, and powder.

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Tram rock viewed from the Funitel today

We’ll get there, but it’s certainly starting slow this year.  The lower mountain has no snow once you get away from the snow guns.

gold coast ski
Snowing pretty good at times in the Gold Coast area.

The great news is that we heard Red Dog should open Friday or Saturday.  Red Dog will seem like heaven on Earth after a few days relegated to Gold Coast only.

red dog early season
Red Dog looking ready for action this weekend.

Tahoe is forecasted to get a few more inches of snow today/tonight.  Lets hope so.  It also appears there will be a storm this weekend.

Big pow slash today?
Big pow slash today?


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exhibition chair
Exhibition was open today to the mid-sation.
mainline pocket dry
Mainline pocket today. Looking dry…
emigrant chair
Emigrant today.

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