Yesterday at Squaw Valley was rough. Cold, windy, bumpy, not much groomed, hard, and very little snow. I’d skied Squaw 3 days earlier and it’s amazing how much snow we lost in those three days. The park was holding up well, though. I saw Tanner Hall (at least I think it was him) throwing front flips and 720’s like they were nothing.
Shirely Lake was skiing OK and Siberia was pretty brutal. I wasn’t brave enough to try Granite Chief.
Mountain Run is now melted out and closed so we’re downloading the rest of the season.
We skied Alpine on Tuesday and it was cooler and windy, but still damn fun. We mostly skied the main groomer off Summit Chair and it was fast and really fun.
To be honest, the skiing has been great up here until it got cold yesterday. We’ve been having a blast skiing fast groomers, slushy bumps, jumping around over small rocks, skiing steeperish stuff, and riding park.
Don’t forget, Alpine closes on Sunday and Squaw closes the following Sunday on April 12th. Come get it while there is still something to get.
NOAA is calling for 8-12″ of snow to fall in Tahoe‘s upper elevations between Sunday and Tuesday which will certainly make things interesting.
The Chimney hasn’t opened once this season for the first time since???? We’ve been in Squaw since 2002 and it’s opened at least once every year since then. We can only hope Patrol can get it open this week.