Another day of snow
Saturday was another day of poor visibility and high winds ......
The Unofficial Alpine Meadows Ski Report
Produced by Andy Wertheim
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Saturday was another day of poor visibility and high winds with blowing snow. The afternoon turned out to be a little better according to friends that remained on the hill most of the day. The new snow on Saturday was variable in consistency with heavy snow on some of the mountain slopes and smooth wind buff on other slopes.
Sunday brought a little sun in the early morning followed by snow showers, low clouds, flat light, and some wind over the ridge tops. Additional snow fell last night and more snow is falling today. Sunday morning the groomed runs were smooth and easy to ski while the off groomed runs were either smooth wind buff or good winter pack with small moguls. We skied High Yellow Face under the best of wind buff conditions. Palisades, D7, D8, and Peter’s Peril were all excellent Sunday morning. I did not try the High Traverse where untracked powder lay untouched. However, my guess is that the powder was heavy or sun crusted and not the best. It snowed between six inches and a foot overnight. Visibility was again poor with moderate winds blowing over the ridge tops this morning. I spoke to a friend who skied this morning and reported very good powder turns off the closed Lakeview runs and Sherwood Cliffs. He claimed the six inch to 10 inch deep powder was relatively light and covered the weekend’s small moguls. Today’s temperatures rose above 32 degrees and the snow got heavier as the day progressed. I went out in the afternoon and made some turns down Scott Chute, Shuttle Cornice, and Expert Short Cut. I actually found a few untouched lines and worked my way through them. Some foot deep powder was lighter than others. The snow was definitely turning to heavy wet Sierra cement. The sky was dropping wet snow, or light rain in the form of showers varying from heavy to very light. The roads are dry or just wet, as the longer spring days and warmer temperatures seem to heat the asphalt quickly and melt any snow that builds on the road surface. The skier packed areas are turning firm, as wet spring snow tends to do, late in the spring. The rest of the week looks as if it will continue to provide light snow each day.
Enjoy your day. Andy