Bundle Up

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Cold, clear morning clouds have moved over the Tahoe area. It is looking like we may receive 6 inches of snow at lake level beginning late tonight and lasting into the afternoon tomorrow. It is going to be very cold tomorrow with brisk winds and temperatures in the single digits rising…

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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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Snowing?

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Sunday was no bargain for skiers.  Cold winds blew over the slopes.  We went to the movies. However, it actually snowed last night and during the day today.  Light snow fell.  There was about 4 to 6 inches on the hill this morning.  Flat light on the upper mountain.  The best…

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Good Grooming, Dry Hills

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Warm and sunny weather continues in Tahoe.  Groomed runs have been excellent in the early mornings with off piste turning from firm to spring as the morning progresses.  Wolverine, D8, Sunspot, Alpine Bowl, and Terry’s Return have all been well groomed each morning.  Ridge Run on Scott has also been groomed…

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Who Let the Groomers Out

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Monday I was not on the hill, but my friends all said the groomed areas were excellent. However the sky was overcast and the light flat. This morning the sun was shining and grooming was visible. It was excellent and much more extensive than it has been all season. Sunspot, D8,…

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One Good Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Today was one of the better days of the season.  My back and neck ache and my legs are telling me it is a good thing we stopped before they turned to jello.  We received about 9 inches of snow Thursday night.  Winds were lighter and the air temperature colder than…

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A Welcome Powder Day

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Nice cold temperatures this morning on the mountain. The air was in the teens and a foot of new snow covered the ground.  Light snow flurries have continued much of the day, but they are not adding up to a measurable amount.  A good crowd of thirsty powder hounds showed up…

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No Free Lunch

Hello Skiers and Boarders, The good news is that I woke up to a light snow falling from a grey sky.  Overnight we received less than an inch of snow at my home in Alpine Meadows.  It snowed a little harder toward the open bell and a couple of friends called to see if I…

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SOFT POWDER

Today the powder was… POWDER.  The kind that’s not heavy from a warm storm, but still just enough that it didn’t blow away, so overall conditions were excellent, at least considering what (didn’t) fell in December.  Some of the most commonly skied lines did get scraped off to ice, but it was easy enough to find really soft lines….

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Real Powder Snow

Hello Skiers and Boarders, What a difference a day makes.  Yesterday it was gloomy, wet, drizzling and it looked like the end of the ski season.  Sometime in the early morning hours the air cooled and snow fell from the sky.  Something like 10 inches of beautiful white snow piled up on the surface of…

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