Thin New Surface

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Very little sun today on the slopes.  Flat light this morning from a gray sky.  A few flakes of snow fell overnight adding up to a few inches in sections of the mountain and none in other places.  Drifting snow overnight from winds associated with the lightweight storm piled up here…

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Glad to be Living in Tahoe

Hello Skiers and Boarders, We are so glad that we live in Tahoe.  On a gorgeous day like today we stood atop Alpine Bowl and just took a minute to soak in the views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains that surround it.  It was a lovely spring day on the slopes this afternoon.  South…

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Quest for the Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, After a day of mostly groomed trails a new quest was introduced to my group of friends this morning. The quest was to ski 30,000 or more vertical feet by the end of our day.  We were successful in our quest and completed by 2pm..   A majority of the trails we skied…

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Children’s Games

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Today turned out to be a beautiful clear day on the slopes.  A little cool in the morning and a little windy over the ridges.  I suggested a rather childish quest for the day that two of completed by the end of our ski day. The idea was to ski each…

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Full Sun Today

Hello Skiers and Boarders, A complete sunny day invaded Tahoe today.  A very nice change of pace.  However, it was windy at the ridge tops forcing Summit Chair to close.  The air was very cold this morning, but that kept the snow in winter condition.  It even snowed a little last night offering some slightly…

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Blue Sky and a Birthday

Hello Skiers and Boarders, We had a fantastic morning on the hill today.  Not a cloud in the sky until noon which is about the most we seem to be able to hope for these days. It is my birthday today.  I was surprised this morning as I entered the locker room by a group…

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Winter Winter and More Winter

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Wow!  The sun was shining this morning.  Of course it has not lasted into the afternoon, but it create some enjoyable runs this morning. A dusting fell overnight but not enough to fill a shovel.  New terrain opened as lifts began to spin.  Beaver and Estelle as well as High Traverse…

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Clean Slate on Sherwood

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Today represented the definition of the term Snow Showers.  For the first time in a number of days I saw shadows on the slopes and moments of what appeared to be sunlight.  These brief moments that were spaced far apart were followed by numerous periods of snow showers.  Gray was once…

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Reviewing the Past Couple of Days

Hello Skiers and Boarders, A quick review of the past few days at Alpine for those of you who have not been on the hill.   Friday was an awesome day.  The surface of the entire mountain was smooth from high winds that whipped over the entire area.  There was not a mogul in site.  A…

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Wind Packed Dense Snow

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Temperatures have risen this morning to near or above freezing.  This has changed the road color from white to black in many areas.  Driving is less hazardous today.  Although I see patches of sunshine here and there it is basically still precipitating on the mountain. Light snow is falling on the…

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