Operations Update for February 11-12

Category: Operations Blog
476" and Counting...

After the rain, came 32" in 24 HOURS (or 2.6 FEET) in 24 hours. 30" of that snow total came in a 12 hour period - whoa! That means as of 6am this morning, we have surpassed our average snowfall of 450". Here are the totals as of this morning

  • Squaw Valley = 476" @ 8,000'
  • Alpine meadows = 465" @ 8,000' 
Today's Operations

As you might imagine, today was a challenging one for our operations teams. They battled through heavy wet snow on the upper elevations, dug out buried lifts, got a good start on hacking off thick ice on lifts and even a power outage at Alpine Meadows. Fortunately, winds were calmer today then they have been in the past few days. Regardless of challenges, full teams were out on the mountain today working hard to get terrain open.

Granite Chief buried this morning Friday, February 10. Photo by Squaw Valley Mountain Manager, Jimmy King 

Siberia Express buried AND covered in ice this morning, Friday, February 10. Photo by Squaw Valley Mountain Manager, Jimmy King 

Patrol digging out rope boundaries this morning, Friday, February 10. Photo by Will Paden 

Operations Outlook for Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12

Yay! Sunshine is in the forecast. Please be patient with us as we work to get the mountain open tomorrow. Sunday should be much smoother as there is no weather expected to come in. 

Squaw Valley Scheduled Lifts for Saturday, Feb 11

9am

  • Exhibition
  • Far East
  • Funitel
  • KT-22
  • Olympic Lady
  • Red Dog
  • Squaw Creek
  • Aerial Tram
  • Bailey's Beach
  • Big Blue
  • Broken Arrow
  • Gold Coast
  • Mountain Meadow
  • Squaw Kids Carpets (Murphy, Wylee, Boon)
  • First Venture
  • Tucker Carpet
  • SnoVentures Carpet

10:30am

  • Shirley Lake
  • Solitude

On schedule to open but opening time is unknown until conditions are assessed

  • Emigrant
  • Granite Chief
  • Headwall
  • Siberia
  • Squaw One
Squaw Valley Scheduled Lifts for Sunday, Feb 11

We plan to operate the entire mountain (with the exception of Silverado and The Pulley) on Sunday. Stay tuned to the app or website for updates. 

Alpine Meadows Scheduled Lifts for Saturday, Feb 11

9am

  • Summit
  • Hot Wheels
  • Kangaroo
  • Meadow
  • Roundhouse
  • Subway
  • Yellow
  • Big Carpet
  • Little Carpet

On schedule to open but opening time is unknown until conditions are assessed

  • Sherwood
  • Lakeview
  • Scott
  • Alpine Bowl
Alpine Meadows Scheduled Lifts for Sunday, Feb 11

We plan to operate 100% of the mountain on Sunday. Stay tuned to the app or website for updates. 

Other Resources

Road, Weather, Real-Time resort Information

CalTrans Road Conditions

Always check road conditions before visiting Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. As of 4pm, I-80 is still closed from Colfax from SR-20 due to a mudslide. Please check status here

Weather

Real-Time Resort Information