Today was truly an all-time day to ski in Lake Tahoe.
From when the ski resorts closed yesterday to when they opened, it had snowed almost another two FEET. Yes TWO (2) feet.
During that time however, an avalanche slid around 2:00 am near Alpine Meadows on Highway 89, and the road was closed between Squaw/Alpine and Tahoe City until about noon. There were no injuries, and only two cars were caught in the slide, all passengers safe and sound. Read more here.
From Tahoe City we drove up 267 to get to Squaw today, through Truckee. Unfortunately that drive took us 2 hours, but with the road closure, Squaw wasn’t able to open until about 11:00 AM, so we made it just in time!
Lift lines were long and only lower mountain was running, but my goodness was KT-22 absolutely phenomenal. We skied that all day, from Red Dog Ridge to an untouched section of Heidi’s, down by Dead Tree, and the Alternates. Finally just before 2:00 pm we got a notification with the new Squaw-Alpine app that the Tram was going to be running for Mountain and Broken Arrow/Tower-16 laps. Nothing else upper mountain was running.
We headed straight for the Tram, waited in line, and got the third Tram up. High Camp was a snowed-in winter wonderland. There was snow up to the roof lines and beyond. It was windy, but truly beautiful!
We clicked in quickly and headed for Broken Arrow. After a fast 5 minute boot-pack up, we skied down Broken Arrow, and barely skied over anyone else’s tracks. It was unreal.
After this storm, we’ve got countless feet of snow! We will be skiing into the late spring and beyond!
Video of our drive into Squaw. Boy is there a lot of snow!