Old Man Winter actually decided to make an appearance in Tahoe Easter Sunday, and delivered a tasty 4-10″ of fresh at Squaw Valley. With the new snow and cold temperatures today, the skiing stayed ripping all day with Siberia and the Reverse Traverse holding the best turns of the day.
In the afternoon the winds picked up as the approaching storm rolled in, making for some smooth wind buff turns in Siberia Bowl. Patrol also gave us The Palisades at around 1:30 (after the Reverse Traverse crowds died down), and National Chute held some nice fresh turns. Main Chute closed shortly after opening, and Extra was closed from the start (although a banger set of tracks did magically appear…).
- Siberia Bowl, North Bowl, and National Chute
- Squaw just decided to extend their closing date to (at least) April 19th!
- The hidden ice and chunder the Easter Bunny left behind
Shirley Lake also had some great skiing. Air Squaw was good to go as per usual, and patrol was even letting people hike out toward Granite Chief where Cork Screw and Rock Pile were skiing great. Rainbow Bowl also had some smooth and fun turns. The bit of snow made it possible to get down the Mountain Run again, although it is technically still closed (and your skis will still pay the price).
With up to a foot of snow slated for the next 24 hours, the skiing will only be getting better over the next few days.