Sun and Powder

Hello Skiers and Boarders, After a number of days of heavy snow and one day of closed terrain the sun took over handing us a spectacular day in which to enjoy some great skiing. We were not alone. Both Alpine and Squaw claimed the parking lots to be full. However, the lines were not really…

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A Little Powder Left

Hello Skiers and Boarders, I did not have a chance to let you know how good the skiing was on Thursday.  It was excellent.  Alpine opened the High Traverse which was relatively untouched from our last storm cycle.  We made a bunch of powder turns in the sunlight Thursday morning in the Sun Bowl and…

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Another Great Ski Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Cold overnight temperatures and a party cloudy day kept our snow in prime winter condition.  Although much of the mountain was open yesterday including a late start for the Sherwood Lift, we found plenty of powder to disturb and lots of good cut up soft snow to ski.  We found a…

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Face Shots Today

Hello Skiers and Boarders, What a crazy day! Early this morning I would have sworn the ski area would close for the day. We received so much new snow in the past couple of days that it just seemed the avalanche danger was extreme and that it would take a day to make sure the…

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Wet Morning

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Friday night it rained a little at the 6500 foot level.  Friday morning wet snow fell down to the Truckee River, although roads remain clear, but wet this afternoon.  It actually snowed about 6 inches on the hill overnight.  It was wet snow and more wet snow dropped from the sky…

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Big Snow on the Way

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It is pretty gray today as a cloud cover has moved into the Tahoe Area.  Temperatures remain in the low thirties to high thirties on the mountain with winds at the ridge blowing at 50 miles per hour late this morning. The past few days have been perfect sunny spring weather…

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Another Beautiful Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It was another perfect day in Tahoe this January 23, 2019.  An excellent winter surface covered most of the mountain again today as temperatures overnight remained cold.  It did warm up this afternoon, but not too much.  All the north facing slopes have a nice soft winter surface.  D7, D8, Sisters…

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From One Day to the Next

Hello Skiers and Boarders, If you were on the hill today, you left with a big smile on your face.  The parking lots appeared to be full yet the lift lines were not as bad as one might have expected.  The entire mountain was open (with the exception of High Traverse) which spread people out…

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Another Wet Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Saturday was a wet day at Alpine.  Low cloud cover with off and on drizzle.  Snow conditions were not very good on most of the mountain and terrible on some part of the hill.  Gentian Gully was reported to be terrible.  Wet snow that made for very difficult skiing conditions.  Some…

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Wet Weather

Hello Skiers and Boarders, I do not feel bad this afternoon for having missed the opening bell at Alpine or Squaw.  Cardiac Rehabilitation Class got in my way, but based on the photos of skiers and boarders waiting in line at Roundhouse I did not miss very much.  I did get onto the slope a…

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