Well ... planned a trip to South Lake Tahoe for about 6 months now (first trip to Tahoe) and upon arrival this week found the area to have record high temps in forecast all week ... bummer. So what we have are basically spring conditions - below freezing temps at night and very warm thru the day wherein the very wet afternoon snow freezes overnight to produce boiler plated concrete.
Skied Kirkwood yesterday and conditions were very icy pretty much everywhere and only started to soften late in the day. Venturing out thru the trees turned into MAJOR chatter, boiler plate ice and how quickly could one return to the groomed surface.
Skied at Heavenly today and found better snow conditions on the groomers. Surface was still firm and thru the trees was very much the same as with Kirkwood.
Plans are to head somewhere on the north side of the lake tomorrow, possibly Northstar as the trails off the Backside Express look inviting. If the local Bears have the scoop on conditions or recommendations ... love to know.