This was an amazingly warm day at Squaw Valley. The temperature was
50 or higher, yet the snow was still mostly crusty. There was a lot
of snow a few weeks earlier, but some rain in early January made a lot
of the terrain too icy to ski. Parts softened up in the bright
sunshine, but lots of places were closed. It was warm enough in the
sun to eat lunch outside at 8,000 feet above sea level in mid-January
and not need a jacket.