Squaw/Alpine Report: Saturday, Sunday, Monday | Monster Photo Tour:

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KT-22 on Monday at Squaw.  photo:  snowbrains.com
KT-22 on Monday at Squaw. photo: snowbrains.com

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are back.  According to friends, they’ve been skiing well for about 6 weeks now.  Some new snow, some rain, some corn, some slush, some ice, some great terrain open.

Oly Lady on Friday at Squaw.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Oly Lady on Saturday at Squaw. photo: snowbrains.com

This weekend was no exception.  If you’ve forgotten (I had), Squaw has unreal terrain.  KT-22 is the mothership.  Ski/ride it all day as fast as you can and you will get better at skiing/riding.  There’s no two ways about it.  There is a reason why Squaw pumps out world class skiers in Big Mountain and Racing:  KT-22.

Ridge walking at Alpine.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Ridge walking at Alpine on Sunday. photo: snowbrains.com

SQUAW/ALPINE WEEKEND CONDITIONS BREAKDOWN:

Saturday @ Squaw:  The Funnel opened for the first time all season and was great:  smooth, steep corn.  Rock Garden off KT was steep, rocky, slushy, and perfect from 2:30pm to 4pm.  Best runs of the day were on Rock Garden.  Icy in the morning.

Low tide.  Squaw.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Low tide. Squaw.  Saturday.  photo: snowbrains.com

Sunday @ Alpine:  Icy in the morning, then good everywhere.  Soft, slushy, bumpy, fast, fun.  Rahlves Banzai Tour was rad to watch and our boy Ben for getting 3rd place.  If you do well at the Banzai, it means that you’re a helluva skier or rider.  Congrats Ben.

PHOTO TOUR:

Skier Final at Banazai. photo:  snowbrains.com
Skier Final at Banazai on Sunday at Apine. photo: snowbrains.com

Monday @ Squaw:  A few inches of fresh snow and ripping conditions.  Upper mountain was mostly closed but KT-22 was killer.  No one out.  Red Dog Ridge was fast and smooth.  The Nose was fun.  Rock Garden was kinda scary…

PHOTO TOUR:

Powder evidence on the Nose at Squaw Monday.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Powder evidence on the Nose at Squaw Monday. photo: snowbrains.com
Killer Towns Van Zant party in North Lake on Saturday Night.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Killer Towns Van Zant party in North Lake on Saturday Night. photo: snowbrains.com
Mini pow day at Squaw on Monday.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Mini pow day at Squaw on Monday. photo: snowbrains.com
Classic Chamois partying at Squaw on Friday.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Classic Chamois partying at Squaw on Sat. photo: snowbrains.com
Saturday views at Alpine.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Sunday views at Alpine. photo: snowbrains.com
Yes, my Dad fell off the chair at KT on Friday...  photo:  snowbrains.com
Yes, my Dad fell off the chair at KT on Saturday… photo: snowbrains.com
KT-22 on Friday at Squaw.  photo:  snowbrains.com
KT-22 on Saturday at Squaw. photo: snowbrains.com
The Funnel opened for the first time at Squaw on Friday.  photo:  snowbrains.com
The Funnel opened for the first time this season at Squaw on Saturday. photo: snowbrains.com
Spaceship cloud over Lake Tahoe on Saturday evening.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Spaceship cloud over Lake Tahoe on Saturday evening. photo: snowbrains.com
Top section of the Banzai course at Alpine on Sat.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Top section of the Banzai course at Alpine on Sun. photo: snowbrains.com
Rahlves Banzai Tour.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Rahlves Banzai Tour. photo: snowbrains.com
Pain McShlonkey spoof on Jeremy Jones "Higher" being filmed at Squaw on Friday.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Pain McShlonkey spoof on Jeremy Jones “Higher” being filmed at Squaw on Saturday. photo: snowbrains.com
Post Banzai party Sat.  photo:  snowbrains.com
Post Banzai party Sun. photo: snowbrains.com
KT-22.  Monday.  photo:  snowbrains.com
KT-22. Monday. photo: snowbrains.com
A patroller shoveling snow onto the Mountain Run on Monday at Squaw.  photo:  snowbrains.com
A patroller shoveling snow onto the Mountain Run on Monday at Squaw. photo: snowbrains.com

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5 thoughts on “Squaw/Alpine Report: Saturday, Sunday, Monday | Monster Photo Tour:

  1. Tell your Dad that the rest of us Dads are proud he is on our team (showing you squirts how its done!)

  2. Official Statement:

    In regard to my mishap (documented above) on the chairlift KT-22.

    There are ‘those’ people who would readily assume alcohol was involved in this incident.

    And ‘those’ people would be right.

    Yo

    1. Glad Bota still lives, figured someone’s still gotta be rockin one. How many GNAR points for that??

      Was far up the line when the chair stopped, for an above average time, figured someone slid down the ramp into the gravel. Glad you’re okay.

      Like the guy who came down schimmelfennig onto easy road, jumped the dirt patch only to sling himself from the swale onto the huge mud/dirt/gravel field on the other side. Classic, had a good belly laugh from that.

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