Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Day After

Clear, calm, sunny skies and warm temperatures brought us back to reality on Monday. Powder harvesting needed to happen quickly and by the end of the day only select north faces still held cold snow. The spring corn festival should … Continue reading

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Back in Action! Upper Mountain at Squaw Opens!

Skiers were greeted to a wind buffed playground at Squaw Valley on Monday. All smiles on the reverse traverse prior to the Palisades opening.

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Massive March storm photos

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Hammer Time!

Heavy snowfall continued yesterday and intensified to a rate of four inches per hour later in the day.  Here is some video from around town on March 24:

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If the amount of snowfall this year is starting to seem like something special that’s because it is.  Ski areas are having to trench below lifts to keep them from hitting the ground, cars are buried beyond recognition, and first … Continue reading

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Trip Report – The Pinner Couloir

Last Sunday, I met up with a couple of ski buddies for an East Side ski mountaineering adventure.  After a successful ski of the Scheelite Couloir on Saturday, they had their sights on the Mendenhall Couloir on Laurel Mountain for … Continue reading

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Three Days

The last three days of February were as good a three day stretch in the backcountry as one could ask for.  As the storm clouds slowly lifted on Saturday, February 26 we sessioned a North Shore venue.  On Sunday we … Continue reading

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Ed Viesturs Speaks in Squaw Valley

Norman Wright Mechanical Equipment hosted renowned climber Ed Viesturs at their annual client retreat in Squaw Valley last Thursday.  Ed Viesturs is perhaps the most accomplished and respected American high altitude mountaineer in history.  Ed spoke about his entire climbing … Continue reading

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A bit of new snow caked over Squaw Valley Wednesday night resulting in really nice conditions Thursday.

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