Snow Forecast 9 pm 06 Dec 2016(local time) Weather Forecast for Squaw Valley at 2308 m altitude issued:
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Days 0-3 Squaw Valley Weather Summary:A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Wed night. Becoming mild with drizzle, on Thu afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Thu morning, min -8°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, near gales from the SW by Thu night).
Days 4-6 Squaw Valley Weather Summary:A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Fri night. Becoming milder with moderate rain (total 15.0mm) heaviest on Sun night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Mon morning, min -2°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Fri night, light winds from the WNW by Sat afternoon).
|Tue||Wednesday 7||Thursday 8||Friday 9||Saturday 10||Sunday 11||Mon|
|Summary||snow shwrs||some clouds||light snow||mod. snow||light snow||light snow||light snow||light snow||light snow||mod. snow||light snow||snow shwrs||some clouds||light snow||light snow||mod. rain||light rain||light rain|
|Freezing level (m)||800||1250||1600||2300||2650||2700||2550||2600||2500||2150||2200||2250||2300||2750||2800||3050||3050||3150|
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Visitor Reviews of Squaw Valley
coldsmoker from Australia writes:
Amazing terrain at Squaw, and consistently large snow falls (save for January 2011!!).
Problem is though when they do get the snow, the mountain is slow getting terrain open, or the upper mountain will be on wind hold, often leaving 30 min+ waits at the bottom of the select few lifts that do open. This leaves you stuck in line with a bunch of rude, and aggressive locals who'll ski right over your skis or board to get one precious chair ahead of you in the line. When they finally do get Granite Chief/Headwall/ KT22 or whatever open on a powder day you will get a pretty sweet run in.....before you have to spend the rest of your morning in line again. If you can be bothered lining up again, by the time you get back to the top most of the decent lines will be tracked out.
Also due to the generally mild conditions the snow usually turns to crud within a day or two of a snow fall. What is not mentioned when they are broadcasting 10 feet of new snow is that several inches of rain also accompanied the storm.
We had season passes this season but I wouldn't bother going back to this place. Plenty of other places with great terrain if you are prepared to hunt it out, and without the crowds, hype and aggro....and where you can actually ski powder all day.
On a different note, can someone tell the 'Squaw Valley USA' marketing that no-one really cares any more that they hosted the Olympics way back when. It was over 50 years ago, get over it!
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