Brilliant, thanks for the tip! I wonder why it has never occurred to me previously that I should quit my job in order to beat a storm?
Exactly, which is why I'm taking next Monday and Wednesday off, and staying in Truckee all week. It's also why I have a ton of appointments and errands to get clear done before I can leave town, and I can't do my usual, which is to get past Sacto early on Friday morning, take a couple of conference calls, then drive up to Sugar Bowl and ski all afternoon.
Doesn't sound like there will be that much at <= 7000' any more, am I wrong in thinking driving up early Saturday AM doesn't sound so bad vs having to take a day off to ski in the rain with most upper lifts on wind hold.
~7400 foot forecast is still showing all snow which is bonus compared to last Saturday/Sunday:
Looking like this one is going to fizzle and not amount to open snow's "significant" storm category.
I'm driving up in the morning saturday, doesn't appear to be an all weekend type event for me....I'll be up for a week staying slope side after and during super bowl...here's hoping it dumps all that week!
Skied at Sugar Bowl today. A bit of a mixed bag. All groomers were good to excellent
Off-piste runs were bad -unskiable. Plenty of snow but 1/2 inch of new on an ugly rain crust.
Turning was impossible except at the highest elevations on Lincoln or Disney. Several skier
packed trails such as the steep one at top of Disney to lookers left were ok.
This report likely DOA as heavy snow starts early tomorrow. High snow levels [insert R word]
at first then dropping to lake level sometime tomorrow afternoon. Heavy snow late Fri, Per BA,
then dropping to 4000 ft before ending sometime Saturday.
Winds will be high Friday (and maybe Saturday ?)
I also skied Sugar Bowl today with a bunch of kids (including mine) who had their school ski day today. Beautiful weather and great groomers as Mdskier stated. We also found a number of bump runs that had nice, soft snow. But all the snow that looked like untracked powder was breakable crust and essentially unskiable. Really fun groomer and bump day, though.
A day or two ago was wondering what NWS forecasters were seeing with the approaching system with their optimistic precipitation forecasts. Of course interpreting the several global models is most of that. To me looked disorganized and the modest colder air diving southeast so far out in the mid Pacific would be beat up by time it reached the coast by the direct west to east jet stream moving across the huge Pacific. And is now indeed coming in to the SF Bay Area as blobs with the nicely formed low pressure core likely to curl up to the northeast instead of continuing in directly to our coast. Thus between last evening and the wee hours this morning NWS has suddenly flipped. Shows how even in this era one cannot always put much confidence in forecasts beyond a day or two out. In any case Sunday is looking to be a pleasant day with at least some blue skies.
The resorts generally don't allow ski instructors other than their own to teach within the boundary of their resort, so if you're skiing at Squaw your only option is a Squaw ski instructor. Are you looking for a recommendation for a specific Squaw ski instructor that is good with kids? I have found the instructors assigned to kids are usually the resort's best instructors for kids.
Technically illegal, but people do it. I am sure you are fully aware of the risks involved for you and for the other party. Tip well...
Like driving 66 MPH, or dipping under the rope line by five feet? Back in the day, 'old man Alex was a drinking buddy of my "non-Squaw employed" teacher. He didn't give shiiiit...and he was not one to leave a dollar on the table.
How about we don't tell Andy and all will be OK?
But then I just can't deal with Uber raising money at a market valuation of $62.5 Billion. Instructor locator. Is there an app for that? It would have to link to their YouTube Video. Hopefully some video of them skiing, and not all GoPro.