Thanksgiving Skiing

Hello Skiers and Boarders, The sun is coming up in Tahoe. The sky is clear blue.  The temperature is 45 degrees and projected to be over 50 today.  We skied on Kangaroo for an hour yesterday.  Plenty of snow on the main run.  Good for getting some fresh air in the lungs and checking equipment,…

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Spring Snow at Squaw

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….

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Opening Day at Alpine

Here are a few photos from opening day at Alpine. Kangaroo opened promptly at 9 with about ten other people in line. While there were no festivities, Mountain Hosts did hand out California Express beanies. The one and only run (Kangaroo Main Run) was fast and smooth for the first couple of runs, but did…

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Powder in April?!

Wow—what a day! Most lower-mountain lifts started spinning promptly at 9 this morning, with Roundhouse opening 10 minutes late. I made quite a few runs on Roundhouse this morning before Summit and Scott opened. My favorite run off Roundhouse was Tiegel Chutes—knee deep powder for most of the morning, and still great in the afternoon….

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Clear Skies and Corn Snow

Hello Skiers and Riders, The day started out overcast with flat light. I changed my goggle lens expecting a flat light day. By the time I walked out of the locker room the sky had cleared and there was not a cloud in site. It has been that way all day. Thin high clouds followed…

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Colder and Firmer

The temperature overnight and this morning was definitely colder than yesterday. Off-piste runs stayed pretty firm almost all day, with the exception of some south- and east-facing slopes, making groomers pretty much the only option for the morning. After one firm run on Sunspot at 10, we headed straight for High-T. The run down to Sherwood was…

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Perfect Corn

We got out at just after 9 this morning. The parking lots weren’t too bad, though we did choose to park in the Subway lot. SquAlpine sent out an alert at about 10:15 that the Squaw lots were full, and Alpine’s were filling up. Please be advised, Parking at Squaw is full at this time. Limited parking available at Alpine…

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Parking Full, Great Skiing

Valleygirl reported that Far East opened at 8:30 this morning with no lines and that there was still parking in the second row.  However, by 9:41, Squaw’s parking was full, as Friends of Squaw Valley posted on Facebook this morning. Valleygirl also noted that there were no significant lines at Squaw today, and traffic wasn’t bad tonight….

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