We got some snowfall on the upper mountain over the past few days, but it has been rainy in the base areas. As of 5am on Monday, the Alpine base area got about 2 inches of snow and the upper mountains had around 4 inches. It kept snowing after that point, but the best conditions were found higher up on the hill today.
Lift & Terrain Updates: Palisades
- Wa She Shu is on the schedule all 7 days this week.
- Emigrant will be open 7 days a week.
- Granite Chief was off the schedule yesterday while we performed patrol work. It is back on the schedule for today.
- January 23rd Headwall Update: We hung chairs on Headwall today and it will open tomorrow, January 24th. Once it opens, it will be 7 days a week as weather permits. We were able to get the Saddle Road in early on Saturday morning which helped with this effort.
- The Funitel was closed for maintenance on Tuesday morning. We were replacing a bullwheel liner.
Lift & Terrain Updates: Alpine
- We still need 2+ feet to get Sherwood or Lakeview open. We did finally get a snowcat back down to Sherwood but it is so thin.
- Alpine Bowl Chair will be Saturday & Sunday only moving forward.
- Kangaroo Chair will be Saturday & Sunday only moving forward unless we need it to host an event for Team Palisades Tahoe.
Behind The Scenes
Check out this video of Alpine Mountain Manager Jeff Goldstone breaking rime ice off of the detachable chair grips at the top of Roundhouse Sunday morning. There are over 80 chairs on the line and you can see how long it takes just to do one grip with ice this thick. Obviously, this can cause significant delays.
There is a chance of snow every day through Thursday this week. Wednesday is the most likely to deliver a few inches of snow to the upper mountain. We are looking clearer for the weekend. Remember to get updates on our Weather Blog, powered by OpenSnow.
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