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Good amount of snow at Squaw and Alpine??

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San Jose, California
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Good amount of snow at Squaw and Alpine??

Hello,

We are thinking about driving up next week to snowboard for a few days. Is there good amount of snow right now? Are all the lifts at Squaw open?

Also, we are thinking of going to Alpine for a day. How far is the drive from Squaw to Alpine? Is there shuttle service between the two resorts?

Thanks!

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California
posts: 10,878
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1. Re: Good amount of snow at Squaw and Alpine??

The Squaw Valley web site describes condition (groomed and packed powder), snowfall , (none recently) and lift status (lloks like 4 are closed), click on the Mountain tab to check out conditions and web cams:

http://www.squaw.com/the-mountain/conditions

The Trip Planning tab has a selection called Getting Here that describes the Squaw/Alpine Shuttle. Scroll down to see the schedule:

www.squaw.com/trip-planning/getting-here

San Jose, California
posts: 1,088
reviews: 42
2. Re: Good amount of snow at Squaw and Alpine??

Wow, they have shuttle running between the two resorts every 20 min. That's great.

Thanks!

Northern California
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reviews: 14
3. Re: Good amount of snow at Squaw and Alpine??

We had two good days this weekend -- Friday and Saturday. Coverage is a bit thin off the trails. The front side had some glaze on the ungroomed areas. Shirley Lake was fine on the groomed runs and we skied and boarded there and in the terrain park both days and had lots of fun.

That said, there were plenty of advanced skiers in the runs off Granite Chief so it couldn't have been terrible up there either. I got mixed reviews from those I asked -- which is not uncommon (except on a big powder day)!

Even a bad day of skiing is better than a good day at the office :-)

Edited: 7:06 pm, February 20, 2012
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