Andy’s Squaw & Alpine Midweek Report

Hello skiers and riders,

Thursday we rode the bus over to Squaw Valley and skied for a few hours in the warm sunshine.  I was with some friends that had not skied Squaw in a long time, so we just toured the place.  KT22 was not running.  The word I heard was that there was a mechanical problem.  We found plenty of good cold winter snow along with an additional smattering of slushy spring surfaces.

The lower portion of the Funnel off the Shirley Lake lift was in good winter condition.  The same was true for the shaded areas off the Granite Lift and Siberia.  We took one run through the Sun Bowl off Headwall which was very spring like, but the cover is very slim.  Groomed runs were pleasant enough off Red Dog and the Squaw Creek lift.  We even made a few good winter turns off piste from the Squaw Creek lift.
Today, I skied Alpine for a couple of hours between 10 and noon.  Warm air softened the south facing slopes relatively early.  I did enjoy winter turns in Lower Beaver, with tricky spring turns coming down to the top of Kangaroo (bushy in that area).  We toured over to Sherwood, where the snow is very slim.  Under the chair, I found some nice soft spring snow that was pleasing.  Expert Short Cut was holding good winter snow. Groomed runs remain in nice condition.

The rumor is that snow is on the way for next week.  Maybe spring will turn back to winter one more time.

Enjoy your day,

Andy

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