It was another warm day out there today at Palisades Tahoe. When I returned to my car around 2pm, the car temp was reading 61 degrees. With all that heat out there today, I noticed a very high concentration of thighs being shown off today. I hope they all remembered to apply sunscreen!
As far as the skiing goes, it was more typical spring conditions. The groomers were the call first thing while the mountain had a chance to soften up. By 10:30am, the south and east-facing slopes were starting to get soft and the steep north-facing runs were still rock hard. All of the runs around Gold Coast Express get that early sun, so they tend to be the first thing that gets soft. My favorite runs of the morning were on Siberia face and the lower bumps on Siberia.
I did get an early lap on Red Dog, but it was too firm to start off the day. I ended the day with another Red Dog lap, and it was much better after 1pm. Dog Leg was still keeping some excellent corn snow in the afternoon, but there is quite a bit of dirt showing down. Sadly, the lower mountain terrain is not going to last much longer. Red Dog may only last through this weekend, so come out and get it while you can. Next season, Red Dog will be getting replaced with a high speed 6 seater.
The weather should cool off a bit for tomorrow ahead of the storm. Next week, we have a return to winter with some snow in the forecast, followed by some cold days. Bring it on!