Squaw is insane right now. There is so much snow. Atmospheric river after atmospheric river are dumping monumental amounts of snow in Tahoe and the skiing is amazing.
The best thing about today was the lack of crowds. Based on how crowded it was last Friday, I was certain that today was going to be the same. It was quite the opposite, however. I lined up at KT at around 8:10AM expecting to be in the middle of the pack. We were 7th in line! After the first hour, the concentration of people greatly decreased and wait times might have been no longer than 10 minutes.
I had a priority list of lines to ski in my head and the fingers main air was first. The visibility was pretty trash, but I was able to nervously ski my way to the crux of main air, look down the cliff at the landing, back up, and send.
Next up was rock garden. We skied some fresh wind packed turns through the chute and exited into knee deep pow turns in the run out.
One of the last planned priorities on my list was to hit the ice goddess. I had always seen pictures of the cliff but never knew where it was until today.
2 thoughts on “Squaw Valley Conditions Report: Steep and Deep”
“The best thing about today was the lack of crowds.”
Is this really a conditions update from Saturday, January 21st? If it is, can I have some of whatever you’re smoking? If it’s not, correct this–because it’s total bullshit.
Getting lamer by the minute Snowbrains.