In a press release today, Jenny Kendrick, PR Manager at Alpine Meadows, said that the storm that graced the area yesterday laid a soft and wonderful 4" of new snow on the slopes.
Kendrick said that predictions are for an additional 1" to 3" to float out of the clouds today. Overnight and weekend temperatures are predicted to remain cold, good news for every one who enjoys the slopes.
After a long dry spell, that 4", and whatever falls today, are very welcomed additions, giving skiers and boarders a good ride on all the trails.
The Rahlves Banzai Tour is this weekend at Alpine, so the new snow is doubly welcomed. The Rahlves event is about as exciting an event as can be had on the snow. Banzai says it all.
Start signing up at 7 a.m. The first event fires off at noon. Qualifiers will come back on Sunday for the finals, which start at 10:45 a.m.
Next door at Squaw Valley, the Helly Hansen Big Mountain Video Challenge will grace the slopes. Teams will sign up from 8-9:30 a.m. The race and filming start at 10:00 a.m. Everything winds down at 2:30 p.m. with the awards ceremony at the famous KT Base Bar.
Whether you are on skis, or just there to enjoy a sunny day in a very special place, Alpine and Squaw offer a very good weekend in the mountains.