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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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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Day One at Alpine

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Alpine and Squaw have opened.  Squaw opened yesterday and increased the operating lifts today.  All open lifts at Squaw are on the upper mountain.  Alpine opened Kangaroo today.  A light crowd of locals turned out to test equipment and make a few turns on a firm manmade surface.  The mountain itself…

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Spring Skiing at Squaw

Hello Skiers and Riders, It is warm and sunny today.  Temperatures are running in the mid-sixties this afternoon. The other day I gathered up my ski equipment just in case someone talked me into skiing at Squaw during the week.  Today we headed to Squaw because it was John G’s birthday which was a good…

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Groomed By Nature!

Today was one of those mornings where mother nature took over the upper mountain and groomed it impeccably. Headwall chair opened promptly at 9 am and those who were there first thing were treated with some perfect wind packed powder. The Face, Slot, Light Towers and Hogsback skied extremely well. Then the show moved over…

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One of those days on Headwall & KT22!

Today was another one of those days that offered incredible packed powder skiing with blue skies, warm temps and relatively flat or small moguls on most aspects. The Hogsback, North Bowl, Slot, and Classic Chute off Headwall were all skiing well. Sun Bowl even offered some spring like snow. On KT22 it was all about…

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