Old Man Winter doesn’t want to let go of this monster season.  Higher elevations in Tahoe got pounded with more snow this week.  Touring near the Pacific Crest Tuesday evening  felt more like February than May.  Early birds got the worm big time on Wednesday.  Unfortunately Wednesday afternoon warmed up significantly and Thursday was not so good.  Thick crust layer all the way to the top of Squaw.  The flavor of the week has definitely been touring the hell out of closed ski areas.  For those who prefer to hike it’s a treat to ride these zones that we would ski all the time if they were not ski areas. 

Here’s storm skiing the week of May 16.