Gold Coast Express people. It’s not KT-22 but Squaw Valley opens tomorrow and it’s snowing cat’s and dog’s at the higher elevations. Smells like last year… don’t it?
Things are good in Tahoe right now and the stoke meter is near stratospheric levels. Alpine is not opening tomorrow but will open on Saturday. As the snow continues to fall through the night, Alpine Meadows could have a great opening on Sat. That is if snow levels stay just slightly lower than previously forecasted (7,000′).
Gold Coast will be accessed via the Funitel.
There will also be giveaways at the base of the Funitel before loading begins at 9am. In the meantime, snow levels are dropping as I write this…
[More details here: Squaw Valley Opening Day]
Opening Day Details:
- Adult Lift Ticket — $79
- Hours — 9am-4pm
- Lifts – Gold Coast Express, Funitel
- Trails – 4 (Gold Coast Face, Mystery, Eagle Pass, Ramp Run)
Squaw Valley Forecast:
Winter Storm Warning
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET…
* WHAT…Heavy snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. Expect damage to trees and power lines as well. Additional snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are expected.
* WHERE…Greater Lake Tahoe Area, and mountain passes for Interstate 80, Highway 50 and state routes 88, 89, 207 and 431.
* WHEN…Until 4 AM PST Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Roads will be wet or snow covered. Any standing water on roadways may freeze overnight. Reduce speed and maintain a safe distance with the vehicles around you.
More details here: Squaw Valley Opening Day