Spring skiing is in full swing in Lake Tahoe. Come early if you can! But if you, like me, are busy in the mornings, we have a few tips on afternoon skiing at Alpine.
We came in mid-day and ventured to Summit. It was very warm and sunny in the low 60s, so the snow at the base was slushy and sticky.
We asked the guy next to us on the chair how his day was, and he said, “Better than being at the office!” We can’t disagree!
Today we alternated between Wolverine and Alpine bowls, mostly on the groomed part. Both bowls were in great shape. The only sticky part was the flat section at the top of the Face.
At about 3pm the sun was already getting lower and the sunny slopes began to cool down, so the last hour was filled with amazing buttery turns until the very last chair.
The snow on the flats was quite warm and sticky, but if you managed to put your skis on their edges, it made a big difference.
The key ingredients to Spring skiing in the afternoon are wax and inclination. You may want to check out the recent article by Ski Magazine for a few tips on Spring skiing.
Today, there was no sign of icy patches. As a matter of fact, when you ski on a warm afternoon, you’ll be searching for firm snow in between the bumps because it skis really great!
The bumps on The Face were very soft and skied smoothly. We even found some corn leftover on The Yellow Trail, because it wasn’t skied much today since Yellow chair was closed.
Tomorrow there will be another warm day, maybe even warmer, so come early and enjoy some corn skiing!