Well this marks the end of the road for UnofficialAlpine.com…
It’s an odd time to be pulling the plug, as last month we had nearly 100,000 page views, our biggest ever. But the fact is, running this blog has sucked the last little bit of fun out skiing for me. So it must end.
If you’re looking to stay in the loop with Andy Wertheim’s ski reports, you can follow him on Facebook here.
If you want to know more about Tahoe weather, the number one place to learn more is at the Reno NOAA Forecast Discussion page. While it seems daunting at first, there’s convenient links to define key terms. The Sacramento office has a similar page that covers the west slope of the Sierra.
I’m not sure how long it will be before things disappear here so archive anything you like soon. I’m really looking forward to skiing with no need to say a word about it.
Added later: It didn’t take long for someone to start to fill the gap…here’s the announcement from a new site run by a few friends:
We are truly saddened by the loss of Unofficial Alpine, which has served the Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley community as the best source of accurate ski conditions for our beloved ski area. UA kept the community connected to the mountain and allowed those who couldn’t be there to share in the stoke of those who could.
In response, we have launched a new site, UnofficialSquAlpine.com. We endeavor to share timely skier reports of actual conditions, in addition to links to pertinent mountain information. Our mission is to stay focused specifically on the skier experience and mountain conditions. Since we aren’t able to make it to the mountain everyday, we will rely heavily on the active participation of our loyal skier community to help keep us all informed, so please share your photos and observations whenever you can.
Mark set a high bar with Unofficial Alpine. We will do our best to carry on the “unofficial” tradition of quality ski reporting.