The sun was out and the wind was blowing for a beautiful blue bird Tahoe day today. With 4″ of new snow at the peaks and most of the good upper mountain terrain closed on Monday, we hit Headwall and Granite hard all morning. There was definitely amazing snow to be skied all over the place, but with the heavy winds, icy patches were prevalent as well. You really had to be on top of you game to transition between the chalky goodness and the icy madness between turns. We found the best patches of snow in chutes where wind was blowing in as well as just on the backsides of windy ridges.
By early afternoon, the winds got too intense and they had to shut Granite and Headwall. We finished off the day with very fun laps on Shirley, which seemed to be much less wind affected. Shirley Bowl had nice, consistent wintery snow all throughout the day. Overall it was a very fun day that had us out on the hill from bell to bell!