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Game On! December Snow in Tahoe

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Well this storm certainly didn’t disappoint. I woke up to at least two feet of light fluffy powder on my deck this morning and it keeps coming. If there were any base below all of this fluff it would be an all time amazing day for skiing. In reality there is almost no base below all of this new snow so even though a lot of lines look very inviting, lots of rocks and logs are lurking just below the surface waiting to ruin your season. Today’s advisory from the Sierra Avalanche Center indicates high avalanche danger, but once the snowpack has some time to settle and bond, we should have a nice base to start the season. Game On!

Fresh Snow in Alpine Meadows 12/7/09

Fresh Snow in Alpine Meadows 12/7/09

November Snow In Tahoe

Friday, November 13th, 2009

An early season storm rolled through Tahoe yesterday night leaving up to 6 inches of snow close to the sierra crest.  Squaw Valley reported 4-6″ at High Camp, and that is consistent with what I saw at Alpine Meadows.  With cold temps over the next few days this snow should stick around a while on north facing aspects and should provide a base for when that first big storm that everyone is waiting for rolls through. Be patient, it will be time to bust out the beacons, shovels, probes, and a pair of Megawatts soon enough. The pics below were taken at Alpine Meadows on the morning of Nov 12.

Roundhouse and Summit 6 at Alpine Meadows 11.12.09

Roundhouse and Summit 6 at Alpine Meadows 11.12.09

Fresh snow at Alpine Meadows November 12th, 2009

Fresh snow at Alpine Meadows November 12th, 2009

More Videos from Incline Peak Pow Patrol…

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Filmed by Kevin, skier is me!

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2/13 Lake Tahoe Weather and Conditions Update

Friday, February 13th, 2009
This is a beautiful thing.

This is a beautiful thing.

Its been an amazing week for skiing and riding here in Lake Tahoe. Sunday night’s forecast of 4-8″ turned into 20″ of light blower pow in my driveway, and much more at higher elevations.  Since then, mother nature has been nice enough to drop new snow every night and let the weather clear up for a bit during the day to let the skiers play. These last three systems have all been cold, dropping all snow here in the Lake Tahoe Basin and the forecast has a series of systems bringing more snow to the area through the next week! This is the time to hop on a pair of Black Diamond Megawatts and see why the powder hounds love this ski. All this new snow has increased the avalanche danger, so be sure to check out the avy report from the Sierra Avalanche Center before heading out into the backcountry. Also, you can keep up on the weather here in Kings Beach with our live web cam.

Let it Snow!

Sunday, December 21st, 2008
The Tahoe Basin has been experiencing a series of storms that have made for some excellent skiing and riding. The picture below was taken on 12/17 in the Mt. Rose area and we have recieved significantly more snow since. It’s still an early season snowpack, so watch out for rocks, but the season has officially begun in the Lake Tahoe Backcountry!
Tahoe BC 12/17

Tahoe BC 12/17

First Turns of the Season

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

So this last storm did leave over a foot of snow on the higher elevations in the basin. It was just enough snow to make some turns if you were careful and knew where to look. Here are a few shots from my first day on snow this year 11/3/08. The snow was about a foot and a half of heavy early season snow that should make a nice solid base.

Cody can see where he's going in this flat light because he is wearing the Smith I/O

First turn of the season.

 In these pictures, Cody can see in the flat light because he could switch to his low light lens in seconds with the Smith I/O goggle, and is dry and comfortable after hiking in a snowstorm because he is wearing the Cloudveil RPK softshell with Icebreaker base layers. Overall, it was a nice day to kick off the season. Keep checking back for more updates when we get more snow.

The snow was surprisingly good.

The snow was surprisingly good.

Cody and Tila

Cody and Tila

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