real deep snow http://realdeepsnow.com tahoe/sierra skiing and mountain life: backcountry skiing, snow, powder, gear reviews, climbing, surf, and biking Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:55:28 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.3.1 en 12-24 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2060 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2060#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:55:28 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2060 Great finish to the week… 12-24″ around the Tahoe basin, finally filling in some gaps, expanding our options tremendously. Still early season, but the snow quality with this latest Saturday night storm was amazing… enjoy. A few showers due for the next few days, temps stay cold, and the skiing should remain excellent. Enjoy.

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slow start http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2059 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2059#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:45:52 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2059 A bit of a slow start this season after the early shots in October… we have some skiable areas out there, but it’s still low tide and head’s up skiing. After receiving 12-16″ up high, a couple down low with the weekend’s systems, we now look to the Tues-Wds low… this is a cold one, all snow, but quick moving. We’re expecting 4-8 inches above 7000′ and 1-4 down at 5000′. Things are lined up behind this one, another on Friday and then Sunday, so we should see some additional snowfall, but nothing major to report - looks like it’s going to be a slow build-up into Dec.

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AR event inbound http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2057 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2057#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:35:51 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2057 p120i-2_10132016.gif

We are in store for an impressive early season kick-off … a lot of precip is coming our way, most of it in the form of rain for Tahoe, and a lot of wind, via an atmospheric river event that will begin very early Friday morning and last until early next week. There are multiple waves with  this system, with the first arriving Friday, and then again Sunday into Monday, with another following closely behind. Temps are high until Sunday evening. Right now it is not very clear how much snow Tahoe and the Sierra will get, but we’re looking at anywhere from 2-4 inches of water. From NWS: Snow levels will be in the 7,500- 8,500 foot range north of I-80 and 8,500-10,000 foot range south of there Sunday, falling to around 6,000-7,500 feet by Monday morning. This means that initially the only Sierra passes affected by snow will be Tioga, Sonora, and Mt Rose. However, by Sunday night into Monday, snow is possible on all Sierra passes and anyone with travel plans should be prepared for winter conditions.

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classics http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2054 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2054#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:12:21 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2054 img_1947.JPG

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Summer is in full climbing-swing right now, perfect granite weather for the Sierra. Great temps and lots of classic lines to explore… enjoy it before winter starts its approach and we switch gears.

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winter holding http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2052 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2052#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:14:37 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2052 fullsizerender.jpg

A fun refresh this past Friday, 4-6″ on top of firm, but the low angle skied very well. Over the weekend, we saw great corn conditions up high where the sun-facing aspects haven’t been melted out yet… and a few small pockets of cold winter snow remain… we still have lots of snowpack remaining up high - just need to get to it. We are very warm all week, but this Friday we start a 2 week cycle of cold weather, rain, snow, and unsettled conditions. Be ready for mini pow sessions as they may come every few days beginning this Fri/Sat. It looks like the initial system may run further south, but the models have been jumping, and we’re still a little ways out. stay tuned and be ready

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