With a significant storm rolling in last night, it was a proper pow day at Alpine today. No crowds and excellent snow made it such a delight.
Today’s blog was written by Claire Weiss.
It has been snowing since last night, and the snowfall got even heavier in the morning.
The Palisades Tahoe website was showing that Roundhouse was on windhold, so we came later today.
There were no crowds, and we didn’t have to wait to hop on the Treeline Cirque chair.
Surprisingly, it was opened to the top station today, and anyone who is up to it can now ski the Hidden Knolls and Sherwood Cliffs!
Not many people knew it: we chatted with a guy on Roundhouse, and he didn’t even realize that. The newly opened area was almost untracked until the end of the day, and the snow was excellent!
It was a blast surfing through the Sherwood trees. The cold and fluffy waves of snow were following every skier or rider out there.
Today was the best day of the ski season so far! Despite it being overcast and snowing, the flat light wasn’t that bad when the blue sky peeked through the clouds.
We noticed that Art’s Knob was covered with deep snow, but you can still occasionally catch a rock there—be careful.
After TLC, we ventured to Roundhouse. As always, Dance Floor didn’t disappoint: it was very smooth and soft. The Yellow run was covered with nice and soft snow and felt less bumpy than yesterday.
We saw Summit spinning in the afternoon—could it open soon? Follow the Palisades Mountain Operations Blog so you won’t miss it. This will significantly expand the skiable area, accessing the untouched powder of Alpine and Wolverine bowls.
During the day, the mountain picked up a few inches of snow, which was lighter than yesterday.
Snow showers will continue overnight with the temperature dropping below 20ºF. Expect more clear skies tomorrow with cold, wintery snow.