I Love Spring Skiing

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Boy do I love spring skiing.  Today was a near perfect day for spring skiing.  It was not hot, but there was plenty of blue overhead.  It was mixed with gray clouds.  We had a couple of really nice runs on South Face.  Smooth corn snow.  A few on Lakeview including…

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Happy Easter

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Happy Easter to all of you. Tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful day in Tahoe.  Today clouds covered the area and rain showers fell in a sporadic manner. We did venture out this morning and found some very nice corn snow on the groomed runs. The cooler air and winds…

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Corn, Slush and Mush

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It is warm in Tahoe today.  Sunshine dominated the sky, although we did have a period of high overcast for awhile.  This afternoon the temperature at the base of Alpine is 58 with the upper mountain registering 52. Early this morning we enjoyed a few nicely groomed runs off the Summit…

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Silky Spring Snow

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It was another chilly morning on the slopes with partly cloudy skies and a good breeze blowing.  I waited until 11:30 to hit the hill for a few runs.  It just seemed as if the snow would have been firm early.  A friend, Jim C., who skis most days ran into me mid-morning…

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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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