Hello skiers and riders,
A bank of clouds is working its way into the western slopes of the Sierra. A moderate wind is blowing over the ridge tops ahead of these clouds. The temperature is fairly warm in Tahoe. At noon it was 35 degrees at the top and 43 degrees at the base. The snow surface froze overnight leaving a firm surface early in the morning.
I took a few groomed runs in the late morning. At that point in time the groomed runs were soft, but not sticky. However, off the groomed trails the snow was rotten. Much of the mountain that is accessible via hiking was closed today. It is supposed to freeze tonight. Perhaps off piste will get better with a day or two of freeze and thaw cycles.
Lakeview was turning today, but not open. I assume this is anticipation of the weekend when Lakeview is scheduled to run for the first time this year. Hopefully we will either get some new snow and cooler temperature or the snow surface will transition to corn in the next few days.
Enjoy you day.