Brought to you by Mono County Tourism At the base of jagged peaks and alpine forests lies the quaint and historic town of Bridgeport, CA. A peaceful place where the cows graze, hot springs bubble, and winter recreation opportunities abound. Here, you can find over 500 miles of stunning trails — summer and winter alike. As the winter season approaches, […]
This report is from January 16, 2021, at Alpine Meadows, California. Brought to you by Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows It was a bright, blue morning at Alpine Meadows and I was able to watch the sunrise over Scott Peak on my first chairlift ride. The snow was hard and fast in the morning and the park crew was putting the finishing touches on […]
Growing up just south of San Fransisco, Tahoe and the Sierra was my playground in the winter. When I was learning to ski my family would make the drive to Northstar and Squaw Valley, but as I got older, Kirkwood began to draw my attention. Out of all the mountains I grew up skiing, my eyes drew to Kirkwood more […]
Mammoth Mountain opened yesterday (November 5th) with fantastic riding conditions all day long and today was more of the same. Today the mountain ran 5 lifts: Panorama Lower and Upper, Chair 1, Chair 3 and Chair 11 and had 10 runs open including two runs off the top! With low crowds today, fast groomers, some really nice chalky off-piste areas and bluebird skies it was truly an awesome day up on the slopes.
Despite falling right back into sunshine and relatively high temperatures at Squaw, the conditions are still really fun. The north facing snow is still wintery, with pockets of powder to be found throughout the mountain. All the hikes were also open yesterday, with some of the best turns of the day hiding out in plain site below the Chimney.[…]