Crazy Weather Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, What a crazy day it has been this Tuesday April 9, 2019.  It rained pretty hard last night, but when I woke this morning it was snowing.  A dusting for sure with just a bit more on the mountain.  By 9am the sun was shining and the sky mostly blue with…

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Foggy Morning

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Attached are a couple of photos I took this morning from the top of Roundhouse.  Flat light, low clouds, and a firm groomed surface.  It actually snowed a couple of inches overnight allowing for some soft turns on low angle slopes, but there was rubble from the previous day underneath the…

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Gondola Connection

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Our sky is again gray with temperatures this afternoon ranging from 35 at the ridge top to 42 at the base area.  I did not ski today, but a couple of friends indicated it was firm in the morning and did not really soften much until noon.  Neither of them was very…

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Rain Drops

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Rains held off for much of the day, but drops did fall during my short late afternoon tour of the mountain.  Drizzle is falling now making our streets wet. This afternoon the ski area was pretty much empty as I made my way from lift to lift.  The snow surface was…

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Fresh Turns in the Sun

Hello Skiers and Boarders, This afternoon it feels and looks like spring.  Sunshine is making me feel warm although actual temperatures are cool.  It was 30 degrees at the base of Alpine at 1pm and in the 20’s on the upper mouintain. Skiing has been excellent the past few days.  Yesterday morning under sunny skies and cool…

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Thin New Surface

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Very little sun today on the slopes.  Flat light this morning from a gray sky.  A few flakes of snow fell overnight adding up to a few inches in sections of the mountain and none in other places.  Drifting snow overnight from winds associated with the lightweight storm piled up here…

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Glad to be Living in Tahoe

Hello Skiers and Boarders, We are so glad that we live in Tahoe.  On a gorgeous day like today we stood atop Alpine Bowl and just took a minute to soak in the views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains that surround it.  It was a lovely spring day on the slopes this afternoon.  South…

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Quest for the Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, After a day of mostly groomed trails a new quest was introduced to my group of friends this morning. The quest was to ski 30,000 or more vertical feet by the end of our day.  We were successful in our quest and completed by 2pm..   A majority of the trails we skied…

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Children’s Games

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Today turned out to be a beautiful clear day on the slopes.  A little cool in the morning and a little windy over the ridges.  I suggested a rather childish quest for the day that two of completed by the end of our ski day. The idea was to ski each…

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Full Sun Today

Hello Skiers and Boarders, A complete sunny day invaded Tahoe today.  A very nice change of pace.  However, it was windy at the ridge tops forcing Summit Chair to close.  The air was very cold this morning, but that kept the snow in winter condition.  It even snowed a little last night offering some slightly…

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