Conditions, On the Mountain

65″ of Snow in 1 Week = Powder Day Slide Show

4 Comments 20 December 2008

Snow storms – especially those that leave behind more than 5 feet of powder in a week’s time – allow for conditions we all dream of. The conditions are amplified by the early-morning sounds and sights at Alpine. Who doesn’t love the sweet alarm clock of avalanche control, or the barking chatter of happy patrol dogs as they gallop through the powder? The sunrise at Alpine Meadows is something everyone should see, especially after storm clouds break to reveal a crystal clear, cloudless powder day.

Here are some photos from today that anyone can appreciate.

Will Neelands out on dawn patrol
Will Neelands

Amazing sunrise

Wolverine Bowl filled with 5 feet of new snow
Wolverine Bowl

Brian Slusser and Lilly
Brian Slusser and Lilly

Untracked Beaver Bowl
Beaver Bowl

Gary Murphy skiing the powder after dawn patrol is complete
Gary Murphy

Dawn Voet doing the same ~
Dawn Voet

D Gescheider enjoying the sunrise



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4 Comments so far

  1. powder junkie says:

    And that’s why we want to join the ski patrol…

  2. Tele till your Smelly says:

    I’m glad patrol is out there keeping the mountain safe and getting it open for our skiing and riding pleasure. But, you really should Tele!

  3. Plooka says:

    Thats some serious snow. Great pics as well from the guys at Plooka!

  4. Jimmy says:

    How come the Patrol at Alpine Meadows don’t wear helmets?? Most avalanche deaths come from trauma, and this is one of the most avalanche prone mountains. I’m baffled by their machismo attitude, and have even heard them heckle fellow patrolers with helmets!! I think it’s funny that they require each other to wear beacons, but not helmets and avalungs. Anyone else find this strange?? Anyway, just my two cents, I really do appreciate the Alpine Patrol, this is a great mountain because they keep sooo much terrain open for us.

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