Hello Skiers and Riders,
Snow rained down on Tahoe last night to the tune of 10 inches. It has not stopped for most of the day. By the time lifts were due to open, the total climbed to 15 inches or more. Winds whipped things up, especially in random gusts. Temperatures have dropped into the teens and twenties making the snow in this storm much lighter than we have had for most of the winter.
Flat light and occasional whiteout conditions persisted on the slope all day. Roundhouse was the top of the mountain again today at Alpine. KT22 was the top of the mountain at Squaw (wait time reported via the Squaw app was 20+ minutes). Lines at Alpine were moderate with the singles line moving fast enough. Roundhouse opened around 9:30. Light snow does not stick to chairs. It was a joy to sit on a dry seat for a change. There was whooping and hollering heard from below as we reached the end station and exited our chair. It did not take long for the knee deep snow to fly into my face as we hit untouched powder off God’s Knob. Some close by may have even heard a yelp of joy. We headed for Yellow Trail and found more light, face deep, cold snow that had not been touched by those in front of us.
It will be cold again tonight. If we are lucky the rest of the mountain will open tomorrow.
Sorry that I have no photos today of snow flying over someone’s head, but who wants to stop and take photos on a day like today.
Enjoy your day,
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
Tahoe Truckee Realtor