Cold Morning

Hello Skiers and Boarders, Bundle up for a few days.  The air is cold in Tahoe.  Winds were blowing as well this morning forcing Summit Chair to go on wind hold.  Alpine Bowl Chair was operating which allowed us to reach the top of the mountain.  Early hours saw clouds drifting quickly overhead from the east,…

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Summit and Roundhouse!

Hello Skiers and Boarders, It was a beautiful morning for Alpine to open Roundhouse and Summit Chairs. Clear blue sky overhead greeted a reasonable number of people who were waiting in line at the base of Summit Chair at 9a.m.. Temperatures overnight were below freezing, but they have inched up over 40 degrees this afternoon….

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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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Opening Day at Alpine

Here are a few photos from opening day at Alpine. Kangaroo opened promptly at 9 with about ten other people in line. While there were no festivities, Mountain Hosts did hand out California Express beanies. The one and only run (Kangaroo Main Run) was fast and smooth for the first couple of runs, but did…

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Beginning of Winter

Hello Friends, It is beginning to look like winter.  A couple of photo taken this morning from the base of Alpine Meadows are attached.  They are making snow on Kangaroo.  Work is still going on the hillside.  Power company seems to be working on the underground, chairs are on the ground next to Hot Wheels,…

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Last day at Alpine Meadows

A dramatic day of lighting for closing day at Schralpine Ghettos…108 days just at Alpine for this season. #earlyclosing #blametahoetrump #onwardtomountrose A post shared by UnMarkedObstacles (@unmarkedobstacles) on May 14, 2017 at 2:26pm PDT Bye-bye #alpinemeadows #untilnextseason #ilovealpinemeadows #lakeview #blessed #iloveskiing #springskiingcapital #mybackcountry #tahoelife @gss.tahoe A post shared by Patty Robbins (@olylady) on May 14,…

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Best Corn of the Season

Hello Skiers and Riders, What a crazy winter we have had this year.  After a warm week that saw me riding my bike in shorts, temperatures dropped into the 20’s last night.  Clouds even left a dusting of snow in the Truckee Area.  I was not very optimistic this morning as I considered heading for…

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