It was a beautiful drive up the old Highway 40 past a cloud covered Donner Lake to get to Sugar Bowl on Monday morning. We probably arrived earlier than we should have, as everything had frozen over the night before.
By about 10:30, the east facing slopes of Mt. Disney were starting to soften up. It was warm out with temps in the 50s; a full on June-uary day. The best runs of the day were on Market Street, East Face, Nancy’s Couloir and Sugar Bowl. We went back to check on Mt. Lincoln after lunch, but most everything was still frozen solid. Back to Disney we went, which was still riding great.
The skiing off of Disney stayed soft until about 2pm, when soft snow fell back into the shade and began to crust over. I figured everything would be firm by then and was ready to call it a day, but found the groomers on the Judah side to be really soft and fun. Coverage is decent overall, with some small rocks starting to poke out towards the bottom of the mountain. With another warm week of temps on schedule, please keep doing your Tahoe snow dance!