It was pouring rain in Tahoe yesterday, and I mean pouring rain. When it turned to snow it truly unleashed. The lower mountain at Squaw already looks totally different (The Booger on The Nose is buried/gone) and I can’t even imagine what the upper mountain is going to look like tomorrow. Squaw reported 10” on the lower mountain overnite and 22” on the upper mountain. Those 10” on the lower mountain felt a lot more like 22” so I’m guessing that the upper mountain will feel a lot more like 40”. That said, all of those inches on KT were pretty nasty. I got 3rd chair on KT today and I got a fresh line all the way down West Face and I was thinking “meh, this is okay” the whole way down. 520” – 116% of annual snowfall – Terrain Report – March 16, 2011 | Unofficial Networks

520” - 116% of annual snowfall - Terrain Report - March 16, 2011

520” - 116% of annual snowfall - Terrain Report - March 16, 2011

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520” - 116% of annual snowfall - Terrain Report - March 16, 2011

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It was pouring rain in Tahoe yesterday, and I mean pouring rain.  When it turned to snow it truly unleashed.  The lower mountain at Squaw looked completely different (The Booger on The Nose is buried/gone) today and I can’t even imagine what the upper mountain is going to look like tomorrow.  Squaw reported 10” on the lower mountain overnite and 22” on the upper mountain.

Those 10” on the lower mountain felt a lot more like 22”.  I’m guessing the upper mountain will feel a lot more like 40”.  That said, all of those inches on KT were pretty nasty.  I was on the 3rd chair on KT today, got a fresh top to bottom West Face run and while I was skiing it, I was consciously thinking “meh, this is okay” the whole way down.

I dunno what’s happened to me.  I used to love wet snow.  I had reverse camber skis today and everything.  I think that all that blower snow in Nov, Dec, & Feb got me out of the groove.  I must once again regain my groove now that the wet sloppy spring California snow is back.

The highlight of today was at 11:00am when the visibility cleared up .  As soon as this happened, all the resident rippers charged full speed for The Fingers, ripped the crap out of ’em, tore off all of the fragile wet snow, and left ‘em looking haggard.

As of right now Squaw’s upper mountain has received 520” and the lower mountain has gotten 320”.  That’s 116% of our average annual snowfall of 450”.  Friday and Friday night are forecasted to drop 12-22” collectively, bringing us closer to that 120% mark. Big weekend coming up.

Tomorrow is going to be sunny with, I’m guessing, everything open on the upper mountain.  It’s going to be wild.  We are sending out our ninja cameraman, Nik, with the big camera to get some banger shots for you guys.  Be sure to check back in tomorrow eve for some idiotically big hucks to flat in deep sticky snow.  Hell, it’ll be worth tuning in just to see what happened to the upper mountain.  It’s gonna be buried.  So, yeah, Happy St. Patty’s!!!!!! (I guess the Olympic House will have corned beef and cabbage and some sort of Irish beer I can’t pronounce)

 

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