Squaw has gotten 30” from on the upper mountain since Monday night. Now, that snow is getting rained on. That said, Shirley was good and fun early this am.
Right at 9am, the skiing was good up on Shirley…on the upper half, at least. Creamy, smooth, and surfy…just like KT was yesterday morning. The lower half was sticky, wet, and slow. Luckily, it quickly started raining to the top of Shirley and that rain soaked the snow completely and that lower half got much less sticky. Still sticky, but less sticky.
SQUAW UPPER MOUNTAIN CONDITIONS TODAY:
– 30” storm total
– Shirley & Gold Coast open up top
– Shirley was fun up top, sticky down low
– Raining to the top of Shirley as of 11am
– Siberia may be Open right now
Shirley Chutes were fun and very skiable. Rainbow bowl over on Solitude was filled in and good (but the traverse back wasn’t worth doing twice). And that’s about it. We got completely soaked thru by 11am and had to come in.
It appears that they got Siberia open. There is a chance that the Reverse Traverse is open and that people are skiing Headwall right now. Although, I think that’s unlikely and they can have it. That rained on snow is getting pretty nasty.
Rain is going to turn to snow on Friday night and it’s going to start NUKING.
See the Winter Storm Warning here: Big Snow in Tahoe This Weekend.
Tonight…Periods of rain and snow. Snow level 8000 to 8500 feet. Snow accumulation up to 6 inches. Lows 29 to 34. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph increasing to 50 mph after midnight. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph.
Friday…Periods of rain and snow. Snow level 7500 to 8000 feet. Snow accumulation up to 6 inches. Highs 43 to 53. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Ridge gusts up to 90 mph.
Friday Night…Rain and snow. Snow level 7000 feet lowering to lake level. Snow accumulation of 6 to 12 inches…with 10 to 20 inches above 7000 feet. Lows 16 to 21. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Ridge gusts up to 100 mph.
Saturday…Snow in the morning…then snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 27 to 32. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 60 mph.
Saturday Night…Snow showers. Lows 10 to 15. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.
Sunday…Snow showers likely. Highs 27 to 32.