Squaw Valley Conditions Report | March 6th, 2012

Squaw Valley Conditions Report | March 6th, 2012

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Squaw Valley Conditions Report | March 6th, 2012

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Few people seemed optimistic about today’s conditions. High temps over the past few days followed by a rapid drop in temps with high winds overnight lead to the belief that dust on crust conditions would prevail. But with the season more then half over and only 148″ to speak of, the people just had to go skiing and find out what the mountain had morphed into. Here is what we found. 

The Unofficial Measuring Stick says 3" of New Snow

The Good 

  • Quiet skiing off Granite Chief (today’s winner)
  • Pockets of wind loaded snow scattered around the mountain (up to a foot deep in spots)
  • Few people out skiing meant fresh tracks all day long.
  • The Sun popped out around 12:30
The Bad
  • Dust on Crust for most of Lower Mountain.
  • Headwall was closed.
  • North and East faces were wind scoured.
The Ugly 
  • Firm moguls and obstacles hiding just below the new snow.
  • Strong Northeast winds this morning.

Reverse Traverse at 1:30pm

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