The last week of March through the first week of April 2014 have provided some of the best skiing of the year in the Tahoe region. With a glorious Spring day scheduled, we headed to Kirkwood to session up some of the infamous high altitude slackcountry zones before the powder turned to mush.
With snow quality on our mind, we waited for first chair on The Wall, and then headed straight to the backside to get a few laps out in West Shore. The snow remained in mid-winter shape and mostly untracked until around 12pm where the sun really began to show its strength. However, we did manage to grab some stellar laps in Broadway, Boulevard, and Temple of Doom near the bottom of Chair 4.
The highlight of the day for myself was a descent down Sushi Roll. Sushi Roll is situated between Boulevard and Broadway chutes respectively and offers a consistently steep pitch that funnels directly into the exit of Broadway chute. On this day, a few feet of fresh stable snow provided just enough coverage to make it through the center minefield of rocks.
Other than that, just another day in Tahoe where you start off your day wearing your puffy skiing pow to skiing slush in a long-sleeve by 1pm.
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