Alpine Closed & Limited Operations at Squaw January 22

Category: Operations Blog

January 21 Overview

  • Alpine Meadows Snowfall 
    • 6,950': 16" in 24 hours // 9" overnight // Total January Snowfall: 154"
    • 7,880': 19" in 24 hours // 10" overnight // Total January Snowfall: 231"
  • Squaw Valley Snowfall
    • 6,200': 15" in 24 hours // 8" overnight // Total January Snowfall: 170"
    • 8,000': 19" in 24 hours // 10" overnight // Total January Snowfall: 227"

High winds today kept many ridge lifts closed for the day. Check out the weather sensor from today...

Big Blue buried in new snow. Captured this morning, January 21, by our Mountain Manager. 

What did operate today, January 21 

Alpine Meadows
  • Hot Wheels
  • Kangaroo
  • Roundhouse
  • Subway
  • Meadow
  • Little Carpet
  • Big Carpet
Squaw Valley
  • Exhibition
  • Far East
  • KT-22
  • Olympic Lady
  • Red Dog
  • Squaw Creek
  • Magic Carpets at SnoVentures and Squaw Kids

Weather Update as of 7:55am

Snow Continues Today
  • Cold and windy today with snow showers. Winds will be gusting over 50 mph on the upper mountain. We could see 3-6 inches of additional accumulation today with the snow showers.
  • Tonight snow showers continue through the evening. Then after midnight heavier snow begins to push in with the next storm. By 4 a.m. we could have 5-8 more inches of snowfall.
Final & Biggest Storm Pushes In
  • Sunday we will have high winds and heavy snow that will last into Sunday night. We could see an additional 10-15 inches Sunday during the day.
  • Sunday night the heavy snow continues.  We could see an additional 12-20 inches. Winds will be gusting over 100 mph on the mountain tops creating whiteout conditions Sunday through Sunday night.
  • The snow lightens on Monday and could begin to taper off by Monday evening. We could see an additional 2-4 inches of snow Monday bringing the total additional snowfall today through Monday to 3-4 feet. Winds will diminish starting Monday.


Operations for Tomorrow, Sunday, January 22

The National Weather Service is calling for winds upwards of 120mph for Sunday and significant snowfall this evening - up to 20"overnight possible. Read the full weather discussion here.

Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows will be closed Sunday, January 22 due to forecast high winds and unstable snow. We are asking that our employees and guests do not come to the resort tomorrow.

Squaw Valley

We're putting lower mountain lifts on the schedule tomorrow, but we are anticipating high winds, which could affect operations. We already know that we will not be able to operate upper mountain lifts due to significant snowfall, winds and conditions. 

  • Exhibition
  • Far East 
  • KT-22
  • Olympic Lady
  • Red Dog
  • Squaw Creek
  • Boon Carpet
  • SnoVentures Carpet
  • Tucker Carpet
  • Wylee Carpet

Please stay tuned to app and website for real-time conditions as things will be dynamic tomorrow.