My family and I were at Squaw over the weekend. For August, there was a lot of snow. Check out National Chute and Siberia Bowl:
A fair amount of activity has been gong on. The front desk staff at the Village said a lot of executives are staying there right now. They've taken down the Newport lift (and perhaps Mainline as well). Depending on who you ask, they're gone for good or being refurbished. In any case, the east parking lot has the evidence, brought by helicopter I'm told.
And a look inside a lift house:
In that same part of the parking lot, they're building a better water pump house for the valley. Note Far East Express in the background.
As advertised, the ticket portals are gone. The view from the Members Locker Room:
And a much improved view from the Village plaza:
They are hard at work in close quarters.
The Truckee Tahoe Medical Group appears to have been spared. North Face is in the Village now.
The Big Tree still stands:
The Mighty Tree continues its mightiness:
The view from the Sun Deck has fewer obstructing trees than last year. Nose and Fingers visible here:
Lots going on. A fair number of people around. Some weddings, etc. My family and some friends did the hike up to Shirley Lake (the lake, not the lift) and then on to High Camp. It was really nice, and we got in a few good snowball fights along the way. They're letting anyone down-ride the Cable Car for free this summer, which is a new official policy, but has probably always been the practical case.