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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An Abundant Supply of Corn

We started off around 10 and parked at Subway. It was not that crowded. We took Roundhouse first, which had no line at all. We then went to Summit and hiked High-T after one run down Sunspot. CB Chute was sick, not too firm, but not too soft; the bottom was a bit sticky. We did Expert’s…

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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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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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In Memory of My Mother

Hello Friends, Blue skies covered our beautiful mountains this morning after dropping 7 inches of new snow overnight.  Warm air soon thickened the new blanket of snow, but morning turns were very special today. Another great day of being unemployed. #iloveskiing #getitbeforeitcooks A post shared by UnMarkedObstacles (@unmarkedobstacles) on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:57am PDT…

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Fresh Palette

Hello Skiers and Riders, It was a beautiful morning in the Sierra today. Sunny blue skies overhead and a fresh palette for powder hungry skiers and boarders. We received about 9 inches of snow yesterday. The snow was condensed, as it was wind whipped and wet as it fell yesterday. South facing slopes were sun…

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Spring Skiing on Sherwood

Most of us think of Spring skiing on the South Face of Sherwood is all about slush and corn snow. Today was not… at least first thing in the morning due to a fierce little storm yesterday with high winds that deposited about 6 inches of snow. Once again, everything was silky smooth and provided…

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Just A Beautiful Day

Hello Skiers and Riders, I missed yesterday which turned out to be a super day according to those that were on the hill.  It snowed all day, the crowds were minimal, and all lifts eventually opened.  A few people claimed is was the best day of the year, or at least one of the best…

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