Due to a combination of sad timing and terrible season, I hadn't gone to Tahoe a single time this season yet. It took a long time waiting to have a decent enough day to go, and this wasn't going to be a ft+ storm, but the meager 8" was more snow than the entire month of february combined, so it wasn't time to be picky.|
The drive up in my M3 was uneventful, I got there in one shot with 14% of battery left when I arrived.
The next morning, looked good. It looked nice, but the powder was not bottomless. You could definitely feel the crud underneath, which was unfortunate. Later in the day, 2 extra inches helped, and wind blowing made some nicer pockets of snow:
I was able to keep snow from burrying my car by using the heater
the line at cornice was surprisingly short for a sunday
the wall looked bony for this time of the season
eagle bowl was very bony
past resort boundary on the backside, was nice as usual
anything wind exposed was definitely bony, though
After a day of reasonably good snowboarding (cold though), I stayed at the towers, where I found something last minute for a couple of nights:
Unfortunately, it was a waste to have stayed for a 2nd day (monday) as anything worthwhile was closed because of the heavy wind. Such is life, but on top of that, somehow heavenly managed to open sky express during that time.
While solitude was as slow as I remember it to be, the few runs I did were not great, even in the trees, some of the snow had iced up hard (or all the new snow had been blown off, leaving the heavy crust underneath)
So, after a few crappy runs on solitude, I just drove home: