9am this morning, right around the time Squaw we set to open, the storm that has been dumping feet of snow on Tahoe was in full swing. 10am Squaw got Far East, Red Dog and Resort Chair open. 11:30ish Full shutdown of mountain After five quick laps on Far East Squaw pulled the plug on all operations for the day. Which I must say is Super Lame! The skiing off Far East was killer and it should have stayed open. Hey Squaw, what was the deal with that? You can’t say there was problems with winds the lift was running just fine. Someone in line said it was due to unsuitability but the terrain off Far East? The terrain had already been skied hard during the hour it was open.
1:30 – winds died down and the whiteout conditions eased up. Could of had another 2:30 hours of good skiing.
Here is a look at the NOAA forecast:
Late Afternoon: Snow. High near 27. Blustery, with a north wind around 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches possible.
Tonight: Snow. Low around 8. Blustery, with a northeast wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Breezy, with a east wind between 10 and 20 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected. NOAA