Wintery Snow! Squaw Conditions Report and Photo Tour – 3/11

Guy LaDouche | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Wind blowing nicely into the Palisades
Wind blowing nicely into the Palisades

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.

Chute hunting
Chute hunting

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!

Photo Tour

Emigrant Peak and Lake Tahoe from Granite Chief chair
Emigrant Peak and Lake Tahoe from Granite Chief chair
The wind was very good to the snow in the Funnel
The wind was very good to the snow in the Funnel
Granite Chief Peak looking prime
Granite Chief Peak looking prime
Sara finding the good stuff
Sara finding the good stuff
More good stuff
More good stuff
Jake and Sara cruising the nice Shirley Bowl snow
Jake and Sara cruising the nice Shirley Bowl snow
Snow Bike! Go and rent one at Granite Chief in Truckee today!
Snow Bike! Go and rent one at Granite Chief in Truckee today!
A nice line by the Slot
A nice line by the Slot
Hidden Bowl was quite windy but held some really good snow
Hidden Bowl was quite windy but held some really good snow
North Bowl and Siberia Bowl almost got blown away today
North Bowl and Siberia Bowl almost got blown away today
Yimmers in a chute
Yimmers in a chute
Yimmers not looking very comfy
Yimmers not looking very comfy

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