OK. Super low snow year. Lots of rocks, brush and trees. Much of the skiing is restricted to the groomers. Very little powder. And we could go on. And on. And on. The fact is, this cold week was one of the best ski weeks of the season at Rose with cold snow, fantastic grooming and occasional off-piste joy. Queen of Mt. Rose, Mimi Longballa reported great skiing off Sunset yesterday (but… she said not to tell anyone). So, if your itching to get away from the tourist shooting range of the KC Traverse, there is an option. There was also great corn skiing around noon over on Zephyr and Bruces and Silver of course. The rest of the mountain is holding up well with our first run down Bonanza one of the best of the year. Between Patrol carting off rocks, the snowmakers bringing us more and the grooming crew somehow working with just inches of snow with heavy equipment, the mountain is really skiing well. So, considering the weather and all, its PERFECT for what it is and will put a smile on your face.
Speaking of weather, our friends over at www.tahoeweatherblog.com are predicting feet of snow over the next several weeks so they are pretty bully on things improving. The storm forecast Rose just doubled this morning from NOAA so things are looking up. A couple of feet high density snow and we would pretty good to go on just about everywhere, unfortunately, the forecasts call for low density snow and cold temps beginning tomorrow night with sub-zero predicted for early next week up high. Coldest temps of the years are coming! Time to turn that sprinkler system back off again. Catch you on the flip side.
There is also a wonderful news story on some local ski history that aired on Channel 4 last night featuring our own Cindi Murren… check it out: