Nice and Deep

Hello Skiers and Boarders,

A winter wonderland appeared this morning.  A foot, to a foot and a half, of snow fell during the night and has lasted most of the day.  The snow that fell overnight was heavier than the light cold snow we had last week.  Higher temperatures mean wetter snow which is what was on the ground this morning.  Alpine opened at 9.  The crowd was light and the snow deep.  Our sky was overcast and snowing.  Lighting was not terrible, but pretty flat on the upper mountain.  Gentian Gully gave me a face shot or two.  High Yellow offered untracked knee deep snow.  Obviously the steeper the better today.  We hit Tower 19 before it was cut-up.  I made some tentative turns in the trees next to Seldom Slides.  There are still rocks, trees stumps, and small tree tops to navigate.  The heavier snow at this depth can take away some accuracy in a turn which slows me down.  I hate making a fast turn between tight trees when the snow is wet and cut-up as a snow snake can easily grab one or the other ski sending me flying off in the wrong direction.

More snow is one the way.  I think we are in for a few powder mornings.

(Photo: Shred Babcock)

Enjoy your day,


The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
Tahoe Truckee Realtor
Cell: 530-386-0734

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