so alpine was closed today and wouldnt release any information on why they closed.
The recent storms the past two weeks that hit the resort all came with serious wind. And for those of you that dont know, but Ward Peak, which is the top of alpine meadows, holds the west coast wind speed record. So its a windy place with lots of snow, and all that wind load resulted in a large avalanche last night that was observed with a 13 foot crown! wowy, thats pretty big. For those of you that dont know, avalanche danger is the reason that proposals to make hotels and lodges have been denied at alpine meadows.
Thank god that wasnt during the day.