Opening Dates

Hello friends, Although I cannot really do very much for a month or so as I recover from my heart surgery, I do hear rumors.  This morning, I cannot reveal my source as I promised anonymity to this person, however tentative opening date at Squaw Valley is Nov. 16th (assuming cold weather for snow making…

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What is New At Alpine?

Hello Skiers and Boarders, If you love speed and smooth groomed runs, then you would have loved the slopes this morning.  Early is best as the soft top layer and the grooved corduroy gets shaved off and becomes smooth and firm later in the morning.  Of course we are skiing the same groomed runs each…

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Pleasant Day at Squaw

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It was cool this morning.  Temperatures dipped below freezing.  Snow guns blasted away overnight. The base of Alpine remains thin with some dirty spots around the lodge and on-ramps of Summit.  However, the upper mountain looks ready for skiers, even the lower area appears ready to be skied.  I noted many…

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Dark and Firm Start to the Day

Hello Friends, Winds were howling again over the ridge tops closing Summit and Alpine Bowl Chair. Early morning skies were overcast creating the dreaded flat light condition that I am not fond of these days. Cool, below freezing temperatures created a firm surface on the groomed areas off Roundhouse Chair. Yellow Trail and Ladies Slalom…

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Chair Derailments and Buried Lifts Today

Many in our community were frustrated by the limited lift operations on such a beautiful powder day today. Mountain ops explained some of the issues they faced at Alpine and Squaw on their blog. There are some great photos too. Thanks to their hard work, hopefully there will be a lot more terrain open tomorrow….

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