Report from May 17th, 2019
Skis = Scott Scrapper 115
Squaw Valley, CA just saw 18″ of new snow in 48-hours and the skiing has been sublime.
Today the snow was smooth, a bit heavy, and damn fun.
We started out on KT-22 and the snow felt deep out there.
Deep enough for a huck or two.
After a few laps on KT we rolled up to Siberia for a couple of laps before the Reverse Traverse opened admiting us into the Headwall zone.
The Slot was suberb.
Top to bottom fresh tracks on the most consistent slope at Squaw.
After 3 Reverse Traverses we zipped over to Alpine Meadows for a few Keyhole laps.
Keyhole was steep, soft, consistent, and very fun.
We literally didn’t see anyone else out skiing around at Alpine.
Felt like a private ski resort.
NOAA has issued another Winter Weather Advisory that is calling for 4-10″ of snow on Saturday night.
This winter just won’t stop in Tahoe.
Squaw has now seen over 700″ of snowfall this season with more on the way.
A Winter Weather Advisory calling for 4-10″ of snow has been issued for tonight.
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 3 inches, except 4 to 10 inches above 7000 feet with the highest amounts near the Sierra crest. Winds gusting between 50 and 85 mph over exposed ridges. - NOAA, Reno NV today
Is this the best winter ever?
Kinda feels like it right now…
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Reno NV 1039 AM PDT Fri May 17 2019 Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM SATURDAY TO 10 AM PDT SUNDAY... * CHANGES...No Changes. * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 3 inches, except 4 to 10 inches above 7000 feet with the highest amounts near the Sierra crest. Winds gusting between 50 and 85 mph over exposed ridges. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area. * WHEN...5 PM Saturday to 10 AM PDT Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on snow-covered roads, chain controls, and extended travel times...especially over the passes.