Skiing Stoke from Lake Tahoe

Month: October 2012

Aerial recon of October snowpack

Truckee bushpilot Kevin Quinn recently surveyed the new snow from his Cessna 183.

Oly Bowl at Squaw Valley looking simply perfect in late October 2012.

The Roof and the Funnel looking ripe for Halloween.

Gremlins have assaulted the ridgelines at Alpine Meadows.

Rocktober Pow!

Piling up in Squaw on October 23rd.

Tahoe got a one-two punch of snow over the last couple of days. Thick to start, light to finish, just the way we like it. About 15 inches on the valley floors and over 30 inches up high.

Instant ski season underway at Alpine Meadows.

All in a morning’s work!

Sikorsky Skycrane at Squaw Valley 10.15.12

A Sikorsky Skycrane helicopter visited Squaw Valley yesterday to haul towers from the Squaw parking lot to the location of the new Big Blue Express lift. The impressive aerial workhorse had the entire project done by lunch. Less than a minute in and out except for some of the larger towers. The Big Blue Express will improve traffic flow and mid mountain access at Squaw and starts where the old High Camp loaded and unloads near the top of East Broadway (neither lift exists anymore).