So I got to Sacramento around midnight (PDT) on Sunday nite/Monday morn. Got to my brother-in-law's house at about 12:45. He had to be back in Davis by 4pm so we decided to hit Sugar Bowl...it's the closest area to Sacramento plus we had a free ticket from our SnowBomb cards. It had snowed about 12" on Sunday, but the wind was howlin'. Maybe 35-40 mph at the ridge tops. It was sunny with not a cloud in the sky and it was warm enough that even the gale force winds were tolerable. We were skiing by 9:15 and hit up Silver Belt and the various lines skiers left of the Mt. Lincoln chair including Fuller's Folly and the '58. Snow was fantastic. Later we tried Strawberry Fields off the Mt. Disney chair. Great snow, but not enough turns before we had to head skier's right back to the chair. We then hit multiple runs in Nancy's Culoir off the Disney chair. Here's a little vid of our party at Nancy's.
We had to bail by 2 pm, so it was a short but satisfying day.
Tuesday, we decided to be deal whores and hit up Mt Rose for its 2-fer Tuesday deal. 2 tix for 64 bucks...sweet. The weather was spectacular with nary a cloud in the sky, just a hint of a breeze, and temps rising into the 40's at 9,700 feet. From the parking lot, Mt. Rose looks like Taos...intimidating. We hit the chutes by 10:30 and were rewarded with some outstanding snow and pretty damn steep skiing. In order we did YellowJacket, Saddle, El Cap, and a double feature on Nightmare. The trees at the bottom of Nightmare held some 2-day-old freshies which we gladly harvested. We also hiked up to Wild Card and got some sweet Lake Tahoe pics as well as more freshies in the woods. I won't lie and say we got face shots, but the snow was smooth and light for 2 blasts through the trees off Wild Card. We then decided to fry our legs on several tree runs between Washoe Zephyr and South Rim and also in Comstock Glades. Fun, fast tree skiing to cap off a beautiful day. We didn't do too many pics in the trees, but here's another video of our day at Mt. Rose.
I think tomorrow we hear Alpine Meadows calling with a $39 lift ticket....we'll try to do more pics and video.