Snowfest brings the snow

The unfamiliar sight of snow on the valley floor as February comes to an end.

The unfamiliar sight of snow at the base of Squaw as February comes to an end.

For the first time this season it snowed at elevation 6,000 feet, just in time for the annual Snowfest. Another refreshing change was that weather forecasters actually under predicted snowfall amounts. Squaw Valley received 34 inches up top and nearly two feet of fresh snow on the valley floor. Conditions were great at Squaw and Alpine over the weekend. Backcountry conditions on north faces in particular have held up all week.

Perfect conditions in the backcountry on March 3.

Perfect conditions in the backcountry on March 3.

Squaw Valley Funitel line on February 28.

Squaw Valley Funitel line on February 28.

The Space Cowboys unimog kicked off the Snowfest activities over the weekend.

The Space Cowboys unimog kicked off the Snowfest activities on the KT Sundeck over the weekend.

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