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 and indicated the skiing was really good.  It was soft and smooth, especially on the groomed runs.  

Jim was right.  Even at noon the groomed areas were soft and pretty smooth.  They were not mushy.  I ventured off piste and discovered more good snow.  Soft as a babies rear end in many areas.  Under Idiot’s Delight it was creamy with few tracks.  Waterfall offered spring snow with a few bumps.  I ventured over to the Upper Saddle and made some turns in Sun Bowl that were just as creamy and then scooted over to Big Bend Bowl where few had traveled before me.  Just perfect.  Actually I was skiing a couple of inches of snow that had fallen earlier in the week.  The sun softened it just enough to make it creamy and not mushy or sticky.  It was delightful.  Spring conditions were excellent on Sherwood Face and Outer Limits at Lakeview around 1pm. And then there was Juniper Face under Scott Chair.  Perfect spring snow and reasonably flat.  A few bumps near the bottom of the chute, but really excellent around 1:30.  Barbara S. mentioned Promised Land was exceptional and basically not tracked by skiers when we met in the locker room.

This afternoon the temperature rose to 43 at the base and 42 at the top of Summit Chair.  Winds were in the 30 to 40 mile per hour range in the early morning died down to 11 miles per hour.

We have plenty of snow and should have some good conditions for the weekend although it will be warmer.

Enjoy your day,


The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
Tahoe Truckee Realtor
Phone: 530-583-3483 ext:3

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