How is the trip home? Been getting reports of grid lock on 89 and 80, didnt see that coming.
Yeah, the power never goes out in Tahoe.. Also the wind never blows and the snow never causes issues, nor the rain or Mother Nature.
Seriously, dude. Things happen, the sour taste as you like to say will be gone in short order. Not everything is the fault of the ski area, as for facebook whines, isn't that what everyone does on facebook? Well that and selfies. As for the refund, okay when the parking lot is jammed with people, hint..... Find out WTF before buying a ticket.... Take a little responsiblity for your life and think. God sick of people not thinking.
Oh if it was Squaw, I would be hammering them. Those guys could screw up a free lunch. Kind of like the Key Stone Cops.
Heck it almost suprising to me when the power doesn't go out at Squaw when it is storming. Lol
mammoth dweebs on mono county, oh boy
Platinum Powder Alert for Tonight for snowfall Ratios 18:1 with up to a Foot on Mammoth Mtn over night…..Tonopah Low to remain stationary through 2:00AM Monday morning before ejecting NE toward Utah….Snowfall rates 1 to 2 inches an hour tonight…
Storm total on Mammoth Mtn 3 to 5 feet by Morning….."
Sorry you didn't make it up Dave. I had to be up in Tahoe for my son's ski race so there wasn't really a choice but yesterday went off at Alpine Meadows and I heard really good reports of Squaw too. Lots of light fluffy snow and it was deep in many spots.
Just looked at some of the CDEC sites for precipitation and temperature today and our snow pack surface is soaking up a lot of rain. Freezing level has been about 9000 feet. Caples Lake at 8000 (Kirkwood) and Mount Rose both about 8/10 an inch with temps above freezing into upper 30s. Worst at Alpine and Squaw. Nearly 3 inches of liquid now with similar temps. No way will bother driving up to ski this weekend. When temps finally drop below freezing Sunday will be skiing on ice hard billiard ball smooth curving surfaces everywhere that can be amusing with lots of clear ice clumps laying beneath all the trees making clinking sounds whenever one falls. Well it could be that scenario ends up wrong (lets hope!) if the backside of the front lays down more than some dust on the crust.
Good to hear enough came after all the rain in the Squaw Alpine area as your area really needed it after 5 inches of liquid rain below that will last till spring. KW only showed 7 inches of snow yesterday morning after a couple inches of liquid rain and high winds were forecast by pm. Last night they picked up another 6 inches of light fluff so should be reasonable now on Monday.
You called that one all right - 3 feet plus!
What a mess! Glad I went straight back to SF from Sugar Bowl yesterday, instead of heading to Tahoe Donner and driving home this AM, as I'd been considering.
Road conditions were iffy all weekend, between the heavy rain on Friday, the freeze up on Saturday night, and the snow that came down yesterday.
Silverado was interesting today. Pretty much the full range of conditions on each run--powder, wind slab, wind buff, dust on crust, crust on crust. Not much of line. I didn't ski anything that was open yesterday so I can't say how the rest of the mountain skied. Oregon Trail was open today, pretty worthless IMO although I'm sure a lot of people like it. As bad as the line on Silvy can get having a run that can dump a bunch more skiers on it who can't make it down a Silvy run seems like a bad idea, at least when things are busier than they were today. I think the mixed conditions got rid of a lot of people after they did one run.
Yep, it was interesting to say the least. The wind slab was nice skiing after it was cut up, looking at Headwall face it looked interesting. The wind did a number on the mountain. Tower 16 was good in places, bad in others, KT was really hit and miss. Next couple days are going to see transition and settling from sun and warm weather.
That ice from the Friday rain will be a significant factor at least for the next few days. On Sunday it didn't look like snow as bonding to it at all. I didn't ski midweek anyway, but I was not excited about Silverado given how low the base for that lift is and how steep the terrain is there- a lot of good stage must have slid down to the ice. I am sure by the next weekend the situation will change drastically. For now, enjoy the windslabs where you can find then, those are one of my favorite types of snow at Squaw anyway.