New Squaw Rules: before pole whacking there must be weed whacking. After skiing Squaw this week, I must admit, that credo is true. There really isn’t much pole whacking going on at Squaw, but the weed whacking has reached epic proportions. This guy has literally weed whacked every plant with the audacity to reach skyward on Red Dog face. He did a great job and once the snow come, no pesky branch will be available to hang up on our skis. Squaw Valley Conditions Report | Weed Whacking, Wind, & Bald Eagles | Unofficial Networks

Squaw Valley Conditions Report | Weed Whacking, Wind, & Bald Eagles

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Weed Whacking before Pole Whacking at Squaw

New Rules:  before Pole Whacking there must be Weed Whacking.  

After skiing Squaw this week, I must admit, that credo is true.  There really isn’t much pole whacking going on at Squaw, but the weed whacking has reached epic proportions.  This guy has literally weed whacked every plant with the audacity to reach skyward on Red Dog face.  He did a great job and once the snow come, no pesky branchs will be available to hang up on our skis.

I saw a bald eagle maching right over the top of Red Dog today.  I’m hoping it’s a good omen.

The most exciting thing right now is that they’re blowing snow on the Squaw Creek run.  ’Twould be great if they could get that open this weekend…

Shack Town on the Red Dog white ribbon of death


CONDITIONS at SQUAW right now:

– Icy, Windy, & Fun

– Red Dog = Icy, grippy, man-made snow white stripe of death

– Searchlight = Icy, grippy, man-made white rectangle of death

– Today = SUPER windy and cold with a high of only 26F

It’s actually pretty fun, tho.  Despite it being funky, the Red Dog gives you enough skiing to make a few turns, go fast, do some tucking, and the bottom face is long enough to get into a rhythm.  Bottom line = when was the last time you skied?  Skiing is fun, it turns out.

Get out early this weekend.  Once the moguls start to form (usually around 1-2pm), the fun starts to deform.

Lower Red Dog run

 

WHAT’S OPEN at SQUAW right now:

– Red Dog (one groomer: Champ Elysees)

– Searchlight (to mid-station)

– Mini-Park (coupla boxes and rails)

Mini-park off Searchlight has a couple boxes and rails and was closed today

WEEKEND FORECAST for SQUAW:

Cold & Windy.  Highs in the 30s, lows in the teens, and high winds up to 50 mph.  Bring warm clothes.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Windy, with a east wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. Very windy, with a east wind around 40 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 31. Windy, with a east wind around 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear and breezy, with a low around 17.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 38

KT 22 and the Fingers lookin’ dry

 

They’re working on getting the Squaw Creek run open


 

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