Hello, I just returned from living at Alta Utah and I am wondering how Alpine Meadows is skiing versus Squaw? I am trying to figure out where to ski. I have never been to AM so I am just curious how it is now.
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Alpine Meadows or Squaw ?
Might try asking in the ongoing 2015-16 thread for Tahoe. All regional threads are listed at the top of Resorts, Conditions and Travel.
What were you doing at Alta? I meet up with friends at Alta Lodge during late season.
Long answer:It all depends on what opens when with the storm we're getting now. And if you ski the new snow be careful, especially on south and west facing aspects. There are a lot of rocks exposed that will be lurking under the new stuff, especially if you haven't been skiing the areas lately to know where they are. I would definitely stay off of south face of Sherwood for example.
It looks like some precipitation for the next week--I'd keep an eye on wind speeds, lift openings, and snow levels. Alpine has the higher base, but if it's not too windy to open the upper mountain you can stay high and avoid the slop down lower. Once things return to spring skiing, Alpine is usually the better bet for corn, with exposures on all 4 aspects and a lot of hike-to bowls that will be smooth corn--at least as long as the runouts haven't melted out. While there has been a lot of snow up high this winter, the snow levels have been high for the most part meaning the lower elevations are very thin.
Short answer: it's a day to day call.
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