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 today meaning lines were not a consideration to those on the mountain. We made a few runs on Roundhouse before Scott opened skiing nice powder in and around Yellow Trail. Untracked lines were plentiful. Gentian Gully did not disappoint us. We traced lines between trees on more than one occasion. The snow seemed to have set up a bit on the Sherwood side, but it was just fine under the Shuttle Cornice. We did find, it was difficult to see, better powder on the south side of Peril Ridge. Winds were pretty brisk and firm snow crystals were flying around at the top of Summit Chair.
Although snow showers have been falling all day, the roads are just wet this afternoon. At least along the Truckee River. More gates are open at the dam in Tahoe City this afternoon. Currently the river is flowing at about 1250 cfs at the dam up from 700 cfs the other day.
A photo that Mark Fisher snapped of me tracking up Yellow Trail is attached.
Enjoy your Day,
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
Tahoe Truckee Realtor