Seriously guys, can you even contemplate in your low-snowfall-thinking brains our 97 inches of 5% blower in 4 days. No. No you can’t. That’s because you’re not Squaw and you don’t know what it’s like to get snow like this.
After 3 days of being trapped on KT with mythical unicorn powder Headwall and Broken Arrow opened at about 10:30am yesterday. None of the upper mountain had been touched and the conditions were fantesticle. Oh, you’re worried that 8 feet of powder would be too deep to ski? Yeah, we all had similar fears, my friend. Luckily, the wind had been hammering the upper mountain for those 4 days and the snow had been wind pressed enough that you were only sinking in about 3 feet…which is nice.
Granite Chief opened at about 1:15pm and was silly until 4pm. On Granite, there were spots where the snow hadn’t been blown and it was over-the-top deep. Hell, even KT, which had been skied very hard yesterday was bottomless and superhero-inducing.
It’s been a helluva a coupla days a Squaw. A helluva coupla days.
What opened yesterday? Everything except Silverado. Granite Chief Peak, the Palisades, and Mainline Pocket also were closed yesterday.
In this video: The guy in yellow going HUGE = Pavlo Gesmundo, the rest is Miles Clark, February 19, 2011. Music: MC Solaar