The snow was soft and fun, and the temperatures made it feel like a spring skiing day. KT did not disappoint, and with more snow on the way, I can’t wait to see what the next few days bring.
This report was written by James Yim
We got a bit of a late start today and fell victim to the high winds for this incoming storm. Just as we made it to Alpine, the winds started shutting down lifts, including the Base to Base Gondola. After one run on Treeline Cirque to the mid-station, we were left wanting a bit more vert.
The app showed that KT was still running at Palisades, so we decided to drive over for some KT hot laps. As usual, The Mothership did not disappoint. The temps were in the high 30s, and it felt oddly like a spring skiing day. The untouched snow was a bit sticky, but the snow that had been chopped up was nice and soft and fun.
We started out with a lap in Chute 75. The top was a bit icy, but there were soft bumps down the middle. At the bottom, the bumps were a bit more firm and well-defined, so we cowardly traversed into West Face. The bumps were more spread out on West Face, and we decided to do a run from the top on the next lap. If you want to test your fitness, try skiing the West Face from top to bottom in the bumps without stopping. This is one of my favorite things to do when I’m trying to build up my ski legs.
We decided to test out some other aspects and found some nice snow in the East Face. It’s always a treat to get that amazing view of Lake Tahoe from the top of East Face. This was another leg burner as there were soft bumps down the face and more defined bumps in the gully exiting East Face.
The last runs we did were in Rock Garden, which was also holding some soft turns. You can tell that we have a great snowpack because there are not many rocks visible in Rock Garden!
Despite the limited terrain today, skiing was still super fun. I can’t wait for what the next few days hold, with more snow on the way!