Squaw’s Closing Weekend Left a Great Taste in Our Mouths

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Hot Dog the movie 30th anniversary party last night was colorful
Hot Dog the movie 30th anniversary party last night was colorful

Squaw’s closing weekend left a good taste in our mouths.  It left a great taste.

Articulating how challenging this low snow season was here at Squaw might have to be left to someone else. 

 

Scott at the Hot Dog party last night
Scott at the Hot Dog party last night

What I can express is how great the final weekend at Squaw was.  A simple equation came together that we all know and love and may have forgotten:

good terrain + good snow = good experience.

Squaw today.  photo:  jesse cassidy
Squaw today. photo: jesse cassidy

7″ of new snow Thursday night lead to 10 more inches on Friday which lead to a bluebird powder day at Squaw on Saturday which stayed cold enough to allow Sunday, Squaw Valley USA’s final day of operation for the 2013/14 winter season, to be worthy of remembering.  A small amount of fresh snow overnight on Saturday night freshened up Mainline Pocket, the Palisades, and Granite Chief Peak.

 

Andy Hays dropping in on the Palisades today
Andy Hays dropping in on the Palisades today

Squaw patrol continued their legendary service on Sunday, allowing the public up onto the freshened up Palisades at 2:30pm.  Locals scrambled up the ‘sades and gave it a whack.  The Tube, Extra Chute, and National were the favorites.  Andy Hays sent the air Fox sent yesterday and rode out strong.  A kid threw one of the biggest if not the biggest air of the year on Mainline today…  I still don’t quite understand how it worked.

JT Holmes and Rudy (the bad guy) from Hot Dog The Movie
JT Holmes and Rudy (the bad guy) from Hot Dog The Movie

For the last run of the season we hiked up KT and skied Enchanted Forest and Olympic Lady Bowl in 16″ of hot powder perfection.  It was the right way to end the season.  It was a spectacular way to end a ‘bad‘ season.  It left a great taste in our mouths.

(and next year in El Nino…)

Squaw on Friday.
Squaw on Friday.
Hot Dog party inscription.
Hot Dog party inscription.
Squaw on Friday
Squaw on Friday
Squaw on Friday.
Squaw on Friday.

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