It's really pretty good out there.
It's a little ahead of schedule, but seeing as we haven't had significant snow in forever, the conditions are nice.
It's been spring forever.
We get these hot days like this weekend, but a number of days a week are pretty cold at night.
I wish I could give you better conditions on Tallac, but I just don't ride that hill much anymore. I usually hit Jakes or Echo or Ralston. The parking was better at Tallac this year than last, but the parking situation still sucks, which adds to the appeal of Jakes.
Rose pass is still really fun. Broken glass (the bowl that drops north towards Rose proper) is great. That's a really fun bowl. It's got that typical bowl skiing, some steep stuff skier's right, a little spine that leads through a couple of rock towers (which is awesome on a pow day) and an east facing shot if you get out there before the rest of the bowl is ready.
Then you can hit hourglass (east facing) for the second lap.
Then hike out of that and hit the south facing proletariat face on your ride back out to the car.
Or the bowl between Tamarack/Hourglass and Prolie and bend skier's right back out towards the car.
I think that tour is the most bang for your buck at the lake right now.
It's a little ways from SLT, but you could ski Jakes' one day and Tamarack the next, and hit up T's Burritos in Incline on the way back to SLT.
There are still a few lines on the south face on Incline Peak too (rose highway).
That's a fun hill. Just about the perfect size for two laps.
The two lines left are the good ones.
One kinda hugs the right ridge on the south face (plenty of snow, not a ribbon) dropping right towards the POV of photo.
It gets steepish at the bottom.
About 1500 feet of riding. (all photos from a little while ago)
Oh, and TR please.