A Couple of Winter Days

Hello Friends, On Saturday in a strong wind, rain, and snow storm most, if not all, of the Treeline Cirque lift towers were flown into place. Of course there is a lot of work remaining before the lift is ready for skiers, but it was amazing to me how quickly and in what conditions the…

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A Little Update from Tahoe

Hello Friends, The sun is shining this afternoon, but it rained for a couple of hours this morning and then it snowed just a little bit.  A photo of white tipped trees is attached.  I have also attached a photo of the base of the new Treeline Cirque lift at Alpine.  Construction appears to be…

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Not the Best

Hello Skiers and Boarders, There are not many mornings when I just quit after one run, but I attempted to do exactly that this morning.  I rode Summit at 8am with a handful of other patrons.  The trip down was on firm uneven groomed snow.  It was not pleasant.  I venture off piste a little…

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Fresh Snow this Morning

Hello Skiers and Boarders, What’s up with out weather?  It is still snowing in the Sierra and it is May.  We received 6 or 7 inches of snow overnight making it a powder morning at Alpine Meadows.  The mountain was in a cloud all morning making the light flat.  Opening was slightly delayed from 8…

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Morning Corn

Hello Skiers and Boarders, There were some high clouds overhead this morning.  Overnight temperatures dropped below freezing as they have been the last few nights.  I never made it over to Squaw this week, but friends tell me the skiing was very good.  This morning the skiing was excellent.  We skied from about 8:45 to…

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I Love Spring Skiing

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Boy do I love spring skiing.  Today was a near perfect day for spring skiing.  It was not hot, but there was plenty of blue overhead.  It was mixed with gray clouds.  We had a couple of really nice runs on South Face.  Smooth corn snow.  A few on Lakeview including…

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Happy Easter

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Happy Easter to all of you. Tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful day in Tahoe.  Today clouds covered the area and rain showers fell in a sporadic manner. We did venture out this morning and found some very nice corn snow on the groomed runs. The cooler air and winds…

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Corn, Slush and Mush

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It is warm in Tahoe today.  Sunshine dominated the sky, although we did have a period of high overcast for awhile.  This afternoon the temperature at the base of Alpine is 58 with the upper mountain registering 52. Early this morning we enjoyed a few nicely groomed runs off the Summit…

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Silky Spring Snow

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It was another chilly morning on the slopes with partly cloudy skies and a good breeze blowing.  I waited until 11:30 to hit the hill for a few runs.  It just seemed as if the snow would have been firm early.  A friend, Jim C., who skis most days ran into me mid-morning…

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