Skiing at Squaw Valley 2/24/12...most interesting! Squaw Conditions Report 2/24/12 | Mainline Pocket Madness! | Unofficial Networks

Squaw Conditions Report 2/24/12 | Mainline Pocket Madness!

Squaw Conditions Report 2/24/12 | Mainline Pocket Madness!

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Squaw Conditions Report 2/24/12 | Mainline Pocket Madness!

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A cataclysmic combination of high daily temperatures, a startling influx of people from Presidents Week, and a hard over night freeze has made for some variable conditions at Squaw.  Places where the snow pack is thin (which is just about everywhere), are starting to burn off with rocks and brush beginning to poke through.  In other places the holiday bumps are the size of a Cadillac.

Fortunately there is still some very fun skiing to be had.  Mainline Pocket (in the above video, sorry about the heavy POV!)  is still ripping, and there are still the rare turns of winter snow to be found on directly North facing aspects. National Chute remained semi wintery, while other areas such as Sun Bowl offered up some ripping corn turns.  The lower mountain is skiing not overly fantastic, with a hard freeze on KT closing down West Face and Chute 75, not to mention a more than heinous Saddle.

Patrol putting out the closed signs due to ice...

Patrol putting out the closed signs due to ice...

Start doing those snow dances folks, we need a storm.  Or maybe a wet suit and Lake Tahoe wake board session???

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