I think we can all admit that we were fired up when we awoke to 5 inches in the valley. As we all waited in line for KT until 10am, we were hearing rumors of over a foot up top. Then I saw the patroller Eric download holding one ski. He said that it was so hard underneath the new snow that he ripped a binding off his ski hitting a submerged mogul. Meh. From there the stoke trickled a bit before getting re-erected once the chair loaded. Weird May Powder Day at Squaw | May 15th, 2011 | Unofficial Networks

Weird May Powder Day at Squaw | May 15th, 2011

Weird May Powder Day at Squaw | May 15th, 2011

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Weird May Powder Day at Squaw | May 15th, 2011

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snow on the kt sun deck squaw valley may 15, 2011

The KT Sun Deck this morning.

I think we can all admit that we were fired up when we awoke to 5 inches in the Valley this am.  As we all waited in line for KT until 10am, we were hearing rumors of over a foot up top.  Then I saw patroller Eric download holding one ski.  He said that it was so hard underneath the new snow, that he’d ripped a binding off his ski hitting a cladestine mogul.  Meh.  From there the stoke trickled a bit before re-erecting once the chair loaded at 10:15am.

Squaw Mini-Shredders Nick, Noah, & Parker getting face-shots today.

By the time we were unloading up top, we’d forgotten all about the warnings from patrol and we dove in.  We did not win. Every single turn, you found the heinous, unforgiving underbelly of the mountain. When you unluckily encountered a sequestered mogul, you’d hit it so hard that your hip would temporarily rip out of socket before you uncontrollably clobbered the next mogul, slamming it back into place.

KT lift line may 15, 2011KT line this morning at about 9:45am.  Pretty big for May 15th.

Overall, KT was a challenge.  No groomers & lots of fresh, dry snow hiding lingering deathbeneath.

Headwall was closed and Shirley was likely pretty fun if it was groomed.  It was nuking snow and windy the whole day.  Right now, at 3:30pm, it’s still nuking and windy.  Hell, at 6am this morning it was 17F at 8,700’ at Squaw with 48 mph wind gusts.Ah, yous gotzta love May in the Sierra.

the fingers kt 22 squaw valley may 15, 2011The Fingers, May 15, 2011.

Regardless of the actual conditions, we can all claim faceshots today and chalk up another Powder Day at Squaw during the epic season of 2010-2011.

Did you guys find anything good?  Where?

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