Well, we haven’t gotten the big dump that we need yet this year, but the few small storms that have broken through the RRR (ridiculously resilient ridge) have made for some great powder skiing. Last week we finally got a cold storm that dropped up to 2.5 feet of snow in areas and made for awesome conditions in our local backcountry zones.
We took advantage of the prime conditions and checked out some of Tahoe’s classic terrain north of the lake. After a patchy approach full of bush whacking, creek crossing, and boulder hopping we were rewarded with some of the best turns of the season.
Temperatures have warmed significantly in the last couple days, but there is still soft snow to be found on sheltered north aspects thanks to the cool clear nights that have helped to keep the snowpack in good shape.
The forecast doesn’t look good, so it might be time to start searching for corn. Also, with the higher sun angles coming into play this time of the year it is important to get after it soon after fresh snow falls. For now, recycled powder and corn are going to be the name of the game until the next storm arrives. If your cravings for cold powder are too much to handle, then book a flight to Colorado for now.