More Articles by Patrol

Patrol training

Our first week of training culminated with Sourdough Weekend. Our volunteer staff helps immensely during busy periods. We often have a big variance in ticket sales from weekdays to weekends. Without the Volunteers we would not be able to open the Headwall or the Moneys nearly as often. They dig …Read More

November 13th, 2010 in Mountain News

The final countdown

Squaw Valley recently hosted ISSW 2010. The International Snow Science Workshop is billed as a “merging of theory and practice.” That means those of us that work on snow day in and day out share what we see in our daily duties and the scientists run experiments to see what …Read More

October 27th, 2010 in Mountain News

Termination Dust

The big old Harvest moon gave us a extra celestial show by revealing Jupiter as close as it’ll be until 2026 or so. The essence of sinessense hangs in the air. Its mixture of wet dog and old tennis shoes signals that the plants are dying or hibernating and the …Read More

September 27th, 2010 in Mountain News

Spring Cancelled

We’re supposed to be skiing corn snow and working on our goggle tans this time of year, instead we’re enjoying 28 inches of seven percent snow. We usually get heavy gloppy snow in April, but the morning was full of faceshots with more on the way.

April 5th, 2010 in Mountain News

Extreme Comps

We’re waiting for a break in the clouds so we can get a hop up to the Headwall from the CPG heli. We need to do control work before the venue can be opened for the comps. We have great visibility above the clouds and the guns are getting the …Read More

March 23rd, 2010 in Mountain News