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Squaw is skiing just fine
This morning had a freeze on north facing aspects
This forced a wait on skiing those till they softened around 10:30
There was plenty of other aspects to spend time on
Coverage is good also

Remember only 4 lifts are running on the top as Gold Coast has a busted gearbox this is forcing the park traffic onto Siberia

I would get there early and plan on skiing for a few hours till the snow gets to sticky
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Squaw is skiing just fine
Remember only 4 lifts are running

Good to hear. It sounds like I should have tried harder to go when alarm went off at a few minutes after 4. But my dogs were happy to get a walk before I left and hopefully my wife will notice I did a couple of hours of work around the house.

 

Aren't Shirley and Siberia the only lifts with much skiing? I realize you can also ride Siberia and reverse transverse to top of Headwall or hike to top of Palisades

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Good to hear. It sounds like I should have tried harder to go when alarm went off at a few minutes after 4. But my dogs were happy to get a walk before I left and hopefully my wife will notice I did a couple of hours of work around the house.

Aren't Shirley and Siberia the only lifts with much skiing? I realize you can also ride Siberia and reverse transverse to top of Headwall or hike to top of Palisades
With a short hike you can access parts of granite chief and the funnel

Palisades is open off of Siberia so it really depends on the amount of effort you wish to put in and time spent hiking

Plus for $19 how can you really go wrong if you have a pass from somewhere else
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eek.gif. Who would have thought it about this winter! Our ski lease ended too early...

Kids ski lease goes thu June as it should be.

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Squaw is skiing just fine
 

Thanks nyquist for the update.  May have to head back up there on Friday - before the huge holiday weekend crowds :ROTF 

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Thanks nyquist for the update.  May have to head back up there on Friday - before the huge holiday weekend crowds :ROTF 

 

Umm... Memorial Weekend.  It may not be crowded on the slopes but it's going to be crowded everywhere else.  I don't get what you're saying...

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Good to meet you this morning Near Nyquist. I was hoping to see you again but I had to catch up with my kids. We stayed a Shirley Lake all morning which skied well most of the morning. I could have used a good wax job as my skis weren't gliding as well as my sons. Hope to see you next season.
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Thanks nyquist for the update.  May have to head back up there on Friday - before the huge holiday weekend crowds :ROTF 

 

Umm... Memorial Weekend.  It may not be crowded on the slopes but it's going to be crowded everywhere else.  I don't get what you're saying...

Umm... notice the little guy at the end of the sentence "Rolling on The Floor Laughing"?

(Guess that wasn't a very good joke)  Actually, as you pointed out - may be a good place to get away from the holiday crowds?

I'll let you know tomorrow afternoon.

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Regarding conditions at Squaw today, Friday.  Open runs are still skiing nicely considering it's almost June.  Basically same as last Sunday with a couple of distinctions.  On the plus side it was true spring skiing with blue skies, warm sun and no wind. Lots of exposed skin on the hill.  However that translates into 2 to 3 hours of decent skiing vs. the 4 to 5 hours last weekend.  Still worth it though, just be ready to board the gondola at 9am and I suspect with warming temps the window will continue to shrink.  Still decent coverage but snow is beginning to turn brown in places.  Folks still hiking from end of reverse traverse however posted  "No hiking" toward Granite Chief from top of Shirley.   Parking lot nearly full when I left about noon but no significant lift lines.  Enjoy.

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Why doesn't Squaw open earlier in late Spring like Bachelor and Mammoth? Mammoth is currently open 7:30-2.

 

After driving from So. Tahoe, changing and setting up my MCP, I did not get on chair 1 until 7:45. I took a break from 12-12:30 then skied some more getting off upper Gondola at 2. It was almost 2:15 when I got back to car with 36K, my highest vertical of the year. Top of upper mountain was very good until the end. Race courses had firm and fast snow once they opened them to public about 11:30.

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Why doesn't Squaw open earlier in late Spring like Bachelor and Mammoth? Mammoth is currently open 7:30-2.
It's because squaw wants to sell you drinks at their hot tub and pool while mammoth has race camps paying the bill looking for firm conditions to train on
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It's because squaw wants to sell you drinks at their hot tub and pool ....

At 7:30AM before skiing???    Apres ski activities are arguments for closing earlier in the afternoon, but keeping people around to spend more $.   Closing earlier should lead to opening earlier also.

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At 7:30AM before skiing???    Apres ski activities are arguments for closing earlier in the afternoon, but keeping people around to spend more $.   Closing earlier should lead to opening earlier also.
Nah
By 12:00 it's time to hit the hot tub with a beer and squaw just saved at least 2 hours of labor cost

Remember KSL runs squaw not the skier oriented guys at mammoth
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It's pretty much guaranteed that no matter what Squaw does some people will complain about it. It's the only area open in the Tahoe area.

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Dookey67 skiing near Tamarack Peak on June 1st.

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Thread Starter 

How early did you guys get out there with the heat?  Was thinking I might give it a go but it's hard to pass up the mountain-bike trails right now.

post #1517 of 1519
We didn't start until 4:15 PM.
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Whhhaaaat. Nice photo op there.. I can only snowboard in my dreams at the present time, considering it's 85-90 right now on the East coast :) 

 

I'm pumped for next season already but will wait impatiently and try to enjoy the Summer heat and all things associated with Summer, ha. In the meantime, I'm counting down until we head over to Tahoe! Never been been looking at some videos of the mountains and starting to budget and plan for Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar, and we will hit up Squaw as well. Bf has never been to Squaw but I've never been to any of those before, only PCMR and TCMR. 

 

--K

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Thread Starter 

It snowed a little... so moving to next year's thread: http://www.epicski.com/t/147489/2016-17-tahoe-weather-discussion-stoke

 

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