Some Fresh Turns

Hello Skiers and Riders, Last night, at least at my house, it rained. By morning it was snowing lightly. The mountain received a little more snow. They claimed 5 inches on the Squaw site. I was not on the hill today until 2pm, but my friends indicated that it was pretty nice making fresh tracks…

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Powder Morning

Hello Skiers and Riders, Guess what?  It is snowing again.  7 inches or so last night after a good deal of rain fell. Light snow is falling this afternoon.  Winds put a number of lifts on hold this morning, but the winds died down toward 10 a.m. allowing most lifts to spin.  Crowds were thin…

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Nearly Perfect

Hello Skiers and Riders, Some days are just about perfect. Today counts as one of them. Cool air, sunny skies, excellent skier packed slopes, and plenty of untouched snow. Beautiful snow covered slopes waited for us in the Sun Bowl, CB’s Chute, and Big Bend areas early this morning. Cold snow, and angle deep powder…

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Stormy Powder Day

Hello Skiers and Riders, Most lifts started the day on wind hold.  Winds were strong over the ridges.  A foot of new snow fell between yesterday and this morning.  It continued falling during much of the day. Temperatures were just below freezing.  The snow was just heavy enough to create a nice soft layer over…

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Powder in April?!

Wow—what a day! Most lower-mountain lifts started spinning promptly at 9 this morning, with Roundhouse opening 10 minutes late. I made quite a few runs on Roundhouse this morning before Summit and Scott opened. My favorite run off Roundhouse was Tiegel Chutes—knee deep powder for most of the morning, and still great in the afternoon….

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Clear Skies and Corn Snow

Hello Skiers and Riders, The day started out overcast with flat light. I changed my goggle lens expecting a flat light day. By the time I walked out of the locker room the sky had cleared and there was not a cloud in site. It has been that way all day. Thin high clouds followed…

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Colder and Firmer

The temperature overnight and this morning was definitely colder than yesterday. Off-piste runs stayed pretty firm almost all day, with the exception of some south- and east-facing slopes, making groomers pretty much the only option for the morning. After one firm run on Sunspot at 10, we headed straight for High-T. The run down to Sherwood was…

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An Abundant Supply of Corn

We started off around 10 and parked at Subway. It was not that crowded. We took Roundhouse first, which had no line at all. We then went to Summit and hiked High-T after one run down Sunspot. CB Chute was sick, not too firm, but not too soft; the bottom was a bit sticky. We did Expert’s…

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Perfect Corn

We got out at just after 9 this morning. The parking lots weren’t too bad, though we did choose to park in the Subway lot. SquAlpine sent out an alert at about 10:15 that the Squaw lots were full, and Alpine’s were filling up. Please be advised, Parking at Squaw is full at this time. Limited parking available at Alpine…

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Dark and Firm Start to the Day

Hello Friends, Winds were howling again over the ridge tops closing Summit and Alpine Bowl Chair. Early morning skies were overcast creating the dreaded flat light condition that I am not fond of these days. Cool, below freezing temperatures created a firm surface on the groomed areas off Roundhouse Chair. Yellow Trail and Ladies Slalom…

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