A Powder Day
After a wet start to the day yesterday snow began falling
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
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After a wet start to the day yesterday snow began falling in the afternoon. At first the snow was pretty wet, but the temperature eventually dropped into the teens overnight. We ended up with about 6 inches of snow with 3 inches of wet covered by 3 inches of lighter snow. The wet weather yesterday froze some of the underlying surfaces as cooler temperatures moved into the area. I felt icy patches under foot on some of the steeper slopes (South Face), but most of the protected sections of the mountain made for just plain fun turns. The storm included some high winds overnight, so there were also areas of wind pack on the upper mountain. I noticed the chairs were well coated with a layer of ice in the early morning.
High Travers provided a couple of good runs, as did D7 and Wolverine with the Sisters as a finishing touch.
Sympathy was just right, as were a couple of runs down Gentian. The best, of course, was a noon time run down Field of Dreams. This was wind protected, soft, untracked, and about 8 inches deep. All in all it was one good day of skiing at Alpine. Unfortunately, the forecast is for snow tomorrow at higher elevations. Another wet storm appears to be on the way.
Enjoy your day. Andy