To be honest, I did not have very high hopes for the skiing this morning. Yesterday was downright miserable with soggy conditions and a mix of rain and sleet on the valley floor. Then, after sunset, the temperature dropped and everything flash froze. How good could the skiing really be, right? Apparently I was not the only person to think the skiing would be subpar this morning. Here was the line up at the Funitel at 9 am. 


Are YOU in this Photo? 

By 10 o’cock a few more skiers and riders had shown up but the Funitel was still not running due to high avalanche activity.

The view from the first Funitel car this morning.

As it turned out, the skiing and riding today was magnificent. True Hero Snow. It was like God decided to groom the entire mountain and then drop 4 inches of velvet on top. Everything was smooth and flat and skiing great!

Lifts: By 11am Squaw had Gold Coast, Big Blue, Emigrant, Granite, Shirley, Sibo and Headwall up and running.

Highlights: The Funnel, Headwall, Granite Chief Peak and CII.

Here is a look at some of the avalanche activity from this morning. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes I’m in that photo, and now I’m in big trouble at work.

  2. Chicken Burrito says:

    Thanks for the report! I really wanted to go to but I couldn’t make it up there.

  3. kage says:

    Accurate, for sure!

  4. skisquaw says:

    holy shit everything is so filled in

  5. Papi says:

    DAMMN looks amazing !!

  6. Spyke says:

    That line looks huge! Sucks to be you guys

  7. beeg says:

    what happened to dud below light towers?

  8. Scrub says:

    All that I see in that photo is a handful of gapers, a Daron Rahlves wanna be, 420 smoke lingering, a guy calling in sick on his cell and 2 chicks. Are you sure this isn’t a pic from a Nickelback concert?

  9. Sj says:

    Scrub was at the Salt n Peppa concert yesterday

  10. sj says:

    It’s going to go off next week.


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