Fantastic Clear Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, We are enjoying a fantastic clear sunny day on the slopes at Alpine Meadows. Most lifts on the mountain are open including Sherwood.  The High Traverse opened this morning as well.  We felt the need to tour the mountain a little and thus headed for Scott Chair first thing in the…

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Soft Snow and a Shuttle

Hello Skiers and Boarders, This afternoon the sky has clouded over and a gray tint is all I can see looking out my window.  However, the sun was out earlier in the day and the snow was excellent.  Real squeaky winter snow.  Small moguls have formed on many of the main runs, but they are…

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First Powder Tracks of the Season

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Seven inches of new wet snow overnight dropped on to the slopes at Alpine Meadows.  I think more stuck to the upper slopes.  Snow has been coming down off and on all morning in the form of wet showers. Roads are wet but not white especially at the lower end of…

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Out on the Slope

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Under an overcast sky with pleasant temperatures I decided it was time to feel snow under my feet. Taking care not to fall, and watching other skiers and boarders to make sure they were nowhere near me, I went out onto the well covered slope of Kangaroo Chair.  The snow was…

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Opening Dates

Hello friends, Although I cannot really do very much for a month or so as I recover from my heart surgery, I do hear rumors.  This morning, I cannot reveal my source as I promised anonymity to this person, however tentative opening date at Squaw Valley is Nov. 16th (assuming cold weather for snow making…

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Groomed Corn

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Only a few days left to hit the slopes at Alpine Meadows before it closes for the season on Sunday.  It is very warm this afternoon.  I just checked the NOAA site which shows the temperature at 4pm to be 58 degrees.  It is supposed to cool down a little on…

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Clear Sky and Powder Turns

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It was another wonderful day on the slopes this morning.  Cold overnight temperatures kept the remaining powder snow light and fluffy for the early morning turns.  A clear slate was waiting for us in Sun Bowl, CB’s, and Big Bend.  The turns under a clear sky made us smile. We had…

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Knee Deep

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It was another very good powder morning at Alpine Meadows. We received 8 inches overnight and snow kept dropping in a showery pattern all day. I think my best run of the day was my first tour through Gentian Gully. We arrived at the top of Scott and headed to Gentian….

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April Powder Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Sunshine and 5 inches of new snow created us this morning.  Cool temperatures registering in the 20’s along with a brisk wind kept the snow in good shape during the morning hours.  Under the new snow was a layer of ice which created noise and bumpy conditions on certain runs.  The…

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Raging River

Hello Skiers and Boarders, The most exciting thing happening in Tahoe at the moment is the size and raging of the Truckee River as it is released from the Tahoe City Dam.  I looked yesterday at the release figures which indicated the water was flowing out of the dam at 2100 cfs..  It looks higher…

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