Hello Skiers and Boarders,
A couple of mid-morning runs on Kangaroo proved to be lonely, but offered smooth soft spring snow. It is definitely warm outside and the forecast is for warmer weather for the next few days.
We took the shuttle over to Squaw at 11:30 and rode the Funitel to the upper mountain. What we found was good spring skiing. It was really enjoyable. I was using my newest pair of skis and did not worry about hitting rocks. This may change with more skiers on the hill and continued warm temperatures, but today the hill was not over crowded and rocks were well covered. We took a few runs on Siberia where the flats were a little sticky, but the bowl was pleasant enough. A number of people were hiking to Palisades and doing the Reverse Traverse over to Headwall. Shirley Lake opened at noon for the first time this season. We skied areas that were not groomed (I am not sure any of the runs were groomed). Untracked 6″ deep consistent spring snow. We left tracks that curved down the slope. Of course, it does take concentration to ski this type of snow as one can lose control of one or another ski. This can be bad for the knees. Other skiers were dropping into the Funnel from the top of Emigrant. Basically we had a good time on the hill today.
Note from Oznorts: stoke was high at Squaw today. Ripping runs in the sun off Siberia. We then headed over to Shirley for some remarkable corn pudding. Just a great day. What month is this?
Enjoy your day,
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
Tahoe Truckee Realtor