Profahoben_212Meh squaw has always done that. Closing off palisades for pros etc is nothing new. Sucks. Meh, one or two tracks on the gnarly lines doesn't affect the majority of them all too much, and not many people hit most of the lines that are worth filming. IMO.
The only thing I've ever had a problem with is the private chimney sessions. Those are bullshit.
Yeah, they did that when I lived there, I just was not sure if they still did. On one hand I get it, I love the inbounds footage, I just hope things don't get too tracked out for the locals, which they usually don't as you said. I'm testy about this issue because many years ago, back in 2002 I believe, when I lived in Tahoe and skied Squaw every day I got hosed out of a May sades session. It was a good winter, probably got about 400 inches, and spring had been fun. Most of the lifts were closed so I usually hiked Granite Peak 4-5 times, skiing direct chute in fun slush, then hit the Corkscrew area a few times. After that it was either off to work or to the hot tub at High Camp. That was my day to day deal and I was loving it, and looking forward to a Memorial Day vegas trip with my college buddies. A couple of days before Memorial Day a storm rolled in. It bonded up well, the temperature gradually cooling so that it was not an 18 inches of light on top of frozen railroad tracks situation. It cleared on Thursday, so I was pumped for some pow turns before leaving that night and driving half way down to vegas, I always did it that way because the 95 goes through the desert and 8 hours of that would have sucked, breaking up the drive made sense. I arrived to see tracks in the Palisades, a film crew had hit it. No biggie, I hiked Granite a couple of times, hitting a couple of patrol chute straightlines and then a couple of direct chute laps. On the direct chute laps I went out to VIP's which were nicely filled in. It was great because most people were done for the year so it did not get tracked out as quickly as usual. By that point I figured the Palisades would be open and I could get in a couple of Tube Chute straightlines, but no. They just left them closed even though the film crew was long done. That really pissed me off, they should have at least let us hit them up when filming was done.