Today Alpine was phenomenal! The snow was a light powder falling virtually nonstop with temps in the 30s. I was stoked to get in my first powder day of the season.
This report was written by Rene Jerez.
It was overcast for most of the day, with occasional whiteouts throughout the late morning and afternoon. Despite most of the lifts being on wind hold, fresh powder was everywhere off Treeline Cirque and Roundhouse lifts, no matter where you looked.
I started my day off lapping Roundhouse. With how much fresh pow there was to find (and it wasn’t hard to find), I was in snowboarder heaven with all of the snow being puked out. On my second lap, I hit up Charity Face, a black diamond trail I’ve never done before in previous seasons, and I was greatly rewarded with pillow-soft powder that made it all the better to shred down. No matter where you went today, there was fresh pow which I loved.
Werner’s Schuss run was a total pow trap, with the run’s geography trapping and catching snow. Like Charity Face, the powder was piling up, making it an absolute pleasure to shred down. All of the pow was great for falling, and there wasn’t a single exposed ice patch to be found. I did a ton of repeat laps down this route, and I discovered that even by the non-running Summit lift, there were a lot of freshies to hit.
After doing my Werner’s Schuss laps, I decided to plot a new route and shredded down the yellow trail. By this time, the whiteouts were getting more intense, but the conditions on this trail were my favorite of the day. Like everywhere else today, there was fresh powder galore, but the snow formed into dunes that were absolutely divine to ride on for that pseudo-surfing feeling.
Even though a lot of the mountain was closed to inclement weather, the fresh pow was everywhere, and having my first powder day in two years more than made up for it. Once this storm cycle wraps up and the crews work their magic, Palisades guests will have the time of their life.