Squaw Update 3-18-2013: Decent spring conditions, U.S. Alpine Championships this week

The US Nationals ski races are on this week at Squaw Wednesday Thru Saturday.    The races are at Red Dog at lower Squaw,starting at 9am and 12pm with live music (and sunny, warm temps)  at the outdoor pub from 1:30-40, so you don’t have to be a skier to have some fun.

The full schedule is at the Squaw Valley website.

Despite all the drought hand-wringing nearly all the  main groomed runs that usually operate in the spring of  good years snow are open with decent coverage.  It’s still getting below freezing at night so snow surface is pretty good though lower Mountain Run turns to mashed potatoes pretty quickly.