Not so Good Today

Hello Skiers and Riders, We made a few quick runs this morning.  Summit and Sherwood were turning at 8:30 with Scott planned for the afternoon.  There is plenty of snow.  Grooming was not the best.  The upper mountain groomed runs were very firm.  East coast skiers would have been happy on Sunspot which was hard…

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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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Great Spring Day on the Slopes

Hello Skiers and Riders, It seems like a waste closing the lifts at Alpine Meadows for the midweek period, and rather sad, since there are over 200 inches remaining on the mountain.  Today was a blue bird day with light winds and a small crowd.  I thought the skiing was very good.  Early runs on…

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Some Fresh Turns

Hello Skiers and Riders, Last night, at least at my house, it rained. By morning it was snowing lightly. The mountain received a little more snow. They claimed 5 inches on the Squaw site. I was not on the hill today until 2pm, but my friends indicated that it was pretty nice making fresh tracks…

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Powder Morning

Hello Skiers and Riders, Guess what?  It is snowing again.  7 inches or so last night after a good deal of rain fell. Light snow is falling this afternoon.  Winds put a number of lifts on hold this morning, but the winds died down toward 10 a.m. allowing most lifts to spin.  Crowds were thin…

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Nearly Perfect

Hello Skiers and Riders, Some days are just about perfect. Today counts as one of them. Cool air, sunny skies, excellent skier packed slopes, and plenty of untouched snow. Beautiful snow covered slopes waited for us in the Sun Bowl, CB’s Chute, and Big Bend areas early this morning. Cold snow, and angle deep powder…

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Stormy Powder Day

Hello Skiers and Riders, Most lifts started the day on wind hold.  Winds were strong over the ridges.  A foot of new snow fell between yesterday and this morning.  It continued falling during much of the day. Temperatures were just below freezing.  The snow was just heavy enough to create a nice soft layer over…

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Powder in April?!

Wow—what a day! Most lower-mountain lifts started spinning promptly at 9 this morning, with Roundhouse opening 10 minutes late. I made quite a few runs on Roundhouse this morning before Summit and Scott opened. My favorite run off Roundhouse was Tiegel Chutes—knee deep powder for most of the morning, and still great in the afternoon….

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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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