Highway 89 Avalanche Delays Opening

Update: At 11:15, Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road were opened. Check the app for updates on lift openings. 🙂

There’s not really any doubts that the last wave of the storm came in like a wrecking ball last night. This snap from the Alpine Meadows webcam shows just how deep it got.

Image via SkiAlpine.com

In case you have not heard, a good sized avalanche trapped two cars on Highway 89 near Alpine Meadows Road overnight. All people were rescued without injuries. The road remains closed while avalanche danger is mitigated. Note those are Alpine Meadows patrollers assisting in securing the road, which means fewer people are available to work at getting the mountain open. Patience is the name of the game here. I would consider any opening at Alpine Meadows today to be the result of some very hard working people. Squaw will have some lifts open around 11 AM for those that just can’t wait.

All photos below are via Truckee CHP Facebook page:

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