A Cold Sunday of Skiing
A quick weekend round up for all of you who missed Saturday
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
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A quick weekend round up for all of you who missed Saturday and Sunday in the mountains. Saturday was a beautiful day with the sun blasting out of a relatively windless sky and surface conditions near perfect. The entire mountain was open at Alpine, and being well used by a sell out crowd. We snuck a run down Field of Dreams in the morning in nice, soft, mostly untracked, powder. The wind shifted during the night and blew out of the east all day Sunday. East wind is always cold and often causes problems with lift operations. Sunday was no exception, as the cloudy sky in the morning, and the east wind, seemed to chill most of us to the bone. It also closed Summit. All the other lifts were in operation, and the sun did take over the sky later in the morning, but it was still windy and cold in the afternoon. A good day to catch the football games in a nice warm room.
Palisades turned into a mogul field of stiff wind drifted snow overnight, and the lower portions of ungroomed south facing Sherwood runs were rather crispy. Groomed runs remained very nice and smooth over most of the mountain. The base temperature hit a high of 32 degrees around one o’clock in the afternoon with the ridge tops showing a high of 21 degrees. Skiers and riders from Vermont would consider this a rather warm day, but spoiled Californians huddled in the locker room massaging their cold toes.
Enjoy your day. Andy