The entire mountain is covered in a nice layer of wintery snow now, and we have more on the way. It’s been an excellent start to 2023, and we’ve got plenty more on the way.
This report was written by James Yim
The storm came in warm and wet yesterday but finished with a few inches of light, fluffy snow. I was prepared to do my fair share of waiting in line today… but that wasn’t the case. Except for the first few laps on Scott Chair, no lines extended past the lift corrals. Even when I saw the app alert that the main lots at Alpine Meadow were full, there were virtually no lines! I was in shock.
Summit began the day on an operational hold, so we started with Yellow and Scott laps. The snow on the open faces of Yellow and Scott was fast and dense. It wasn’t blower as we had hoped, but still super fun skiing. The better snow quality was in and around the trees, where the wind hadn’t had as much of an impact. Scott Chute did not disappoint, as there was lots of hooting and hollering from the chair when the first group skied down. After a few laps in that zone, we saw that Summit was loading and headed that way.
The snow at the top of Summit was much better, but the visibility was also much worse. Pete’s Peril was soft and deep, as was the Palisades zone by Alpine Bowl Chair. A thick cloud was sitting at the top of Ward Peak all morning, but the quality winter snow made it worthwhile.
The entire mountain is covered in a nice layer of wintery snow now, and we have more on the way. It’s been an excellent start to 2023, and we’ve got plenty more on the way. Keep an eye on the forecast and be prepared for cold and windy conditions!