Sweet Turns in Gentian Gully

Hello Skiers and Boarders, We have a real snow storm going on this afternoon.  It is snowing down to the Truckee River at a steady pace.  It has not been really cold today.  I can tell because my rear end was wet when I quit skiing this afternoon. Snow began dropping lightly around 9 this morning and…

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Another Great Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, What a perfect day!  It was cold overnight and lasted most of the day.  The high temperature at the base of Alpine rose to 35 degrees.  This near freezing temperature kept the surface in winter condition.  It was especially true of the north facing slopes and the early morning groomed runs. …

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One Awesome Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, After watching water drop from the sky most of yesterday I was a little leery of heading up to the mountain this morning.  We did receive snow overnight and clouds were moving on to the east, but the mixture of rain and snow followed by a night of temperatures in the…

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Soft Windpack

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Warm air flowed into the area this morning.  The sky was a mixture of blue and gray.  Our snow that was soft and creamy (a combination soft well wind-packed snow off piste and creamy snow on piste) in the morning became sticky in the late morning.  A rather spring like day….

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Heavy Snow Conditions

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Wet snow makes for very slippery roads.  When you add high winds to the mix you get closed roads and plenty of cars in ditches along with fender benders.  Yesterday was the perfect storm as far as roads are concerned.  I80 closed which backed traffic up on 89 and made Truckee…

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Winter Pack and Firm Snow

Hello Skiers and Boarders, The extremely cold and gusty winds that howled over our ridge tops moderated today. This morning the ridge top winds dropped into the 40 mile per hour range. Summit Chair six pack was operating today, although the chairs were only filled with 4 people. Roundhouse had a mechanical problem and was…

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Bright Sunny Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Christmas Day was white with a few inches of new snow on the mountain.  The morning hours had the upper mountain shrouded in clouds with visibility at the top almost non-existent.  However the snow was better than I expected.  Under the Alpine Bowl Chair we found a soft snow and even…

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A Stellar Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It was a stellar day on the slopes today.  The foot to two feet of snow that was predicted yesterday became 3 to 4 inches by morning.  It was snowing lightly early in the morning, but within an hour the entire sky turned blue.  Bright sunshine filled the slopes that were…

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Good Winter Hard Pack

Hello skiers and boarders, It was another clear sunny day in Tahoe with temperatures just slightly below those of yesterday.  Conditions are remaining similar each day as cool air and short days have been kind to the slopes.  North facing trails are covered with moguls that have grown over the past couple of weeks, but…

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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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