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as good as it gets

By ccrossen | February 25, 2008

Tahoe received four feet Fri – Sunday, and it was one of the better cycles of the season, starting off dry and light on Friday/Saturday, then a full-storm nuking on Sunday of 14% – 19% water content snow, which made for fast, dense powder, great airs chest shots, and today, Monday, bluebird, warm, deep, and lots of terrain opened after the storms. It was as good as it gets here, with the storm day skiing unbelievably well, and despite the relatively large crowd, it stayed great all day, especially after the winds picked up a bit and reloaded everything. Temps are forecasted to rise quickly though, so the backcountry powder stashes will be mucking up quickly. South facing aspects are already cooked.  

Per the Tahoe Avy Center, This morning, avalanche danger is MODERATE near and above treeline on NW-N-NE-E aspects, 37 degrees and steeper. Below treeline, avalanche danger is LOW. Areas of CONSIDERABLE danger will develop below 8,000′ in sun exposed areas, 37 degrees and steeper in response to daytime warming. 

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