After recovering from a stinky situation, Squaw has continued to ski well despite the startling lack of snow. With cold overnight temps they have been able to continue making snow, which has been our saving grace with daytime highs spiking into the mid 50’s. Coverage on piste remains quite good (save a few spots in the Mountain Run) while skiing off piste has been all but shut down (with the closing of Siberia and Shirley Lake).
What Squaw has open:
- Red Dog
- Squaw Creek
- Gold Coast
What Squaw has closed since Christmas Week:
- Shirley Lake
- Squaw One
There hasn’t been an announcement about whether they plan to reopen any of the closed lifts for the weekend, but I’m thinking their openings was simply a facade to make things appear better than they truly were over Christmas week. I know I certainly won’t be missing Siberia or Shirley, as their skiing was more like navigating a mine field of rocks than actual skiing.
The skiing is still pretty fun all things considered, but it would certainly be nice if Mother Nature would help us out. Where Squaw has snow guns, the skiing is great (well, maybe not great but it’s at least snow sliding). And there are plenty of mini hips and jumps off the side to keep everyone entertained. Sadly things still aren’t looking too bright for Tahoe: