Squaw Valley, CA Report: The Chimney OPENS For First Time This Year!

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Report from April 24th, 2019

Squaw Valley, CA was on fire yesterday.

The Chimney off the Palisades opened for the first time this season.

Conditions in The Chimney were perfect – soft, supple, smooth, and creamy.

KT-22 Wiggle. image: snowbrains

Andy Hays and I had one helluvan unexpected rush dropping into Easy Street.

After The Chimney, I cruised over to Granite Chief for a couple soft, fast groomers.

After Granite, it was time for some park laps.

Rylan on Chute 75. image: snowbrains

We kept it mellow and hopped around throwing 360ºs and backflip until Jay Rawe showed up in his sit-ski.

Jay was on fire and threw and stomped the very first 360º on a sit-ski!

To add to that, Jay was throwing a flat or corked 360º that was absolutely insane…

Mystery Wiggle… image: snowbrains

Big congrats to Jay!

At about 2pm we were parked out and we headed down to KT-22.

Chute 75 was slushy, fast and fun top to bottom.

3 Trees… image: snowbrains

Rock Garden and the Ahh Chutes were stellar up high then a bit sticky down low due to being directly in the beaming afternoon sun.

Yesterday was one of my very best days of the season.

We skied 9am-4pm and KT-22 was ripping right until closing bell.

Da Tram. image: snowbrains
image: squaw, 4/25/19
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KT-22, Rock Garden, Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
The Chimney off The Palisades at Squaw Valley, CA. image: snowbrains
Squaw Valley, CA. image: snowbrains
KT-22 Wiggle. image: snowbrains
Granite Chief Peak. image: snowbrains
Squaw. image: snowbrains
The Chimney off The Palisades at Squaw Valley, CA. image: snowbrains
Apres Tea! image: snowbrains