Spring is in the air in Tahoe
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
Office website: www.tahoeriverfrontrealty.com
Spring is in the air in Tahoe. This is way to early, but it certainly feels good. The temperature at the base of Alpine reached 57 degrees yesterday afternoon with a high of 43 at the top of the mountain. Monday was a day to lunch at the Ice Bar. Skiing in the morning was very good with only a few patches of ice hidden under a caulk-like snow cover on the north facing slopes. The surface of groomed runs, off Summit were excellent corduroy winter snow. The night crew groomed a lovely soft path from the top of Wolverine that can be accessed with just a little hike up the ridge from the Wolverine saddle. D7, Peril Ridge, and Palisades were relatively smooth and held cold snow. We skied Gentian Gully and found more good winter snow with just a few icy spots along the way. Promised Land look pretty frozen as we traversed the across the bottom on the way back from Gentian. I did not venture to Sherwood in the morning, so I do not know if it was frozen early, however it was mushy corn snow late in the afternoon. A friend reported excellent corn on South Face during mid afternoon. Based on my observations late in the afternoon, I would imagine the south facing slopes to be frozen this morning, although the overnight temperatures have been mild. There should be some smooth, spring corn, south facing slopes in the backcountry this week.
Tuesday and Wednesday look like repeats of Monday. Put on your dark glass and a light jacket and take advantage of the unusually warm weather.
Enjoy your day. Andy