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.
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.
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.
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.
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…