Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Tyler and I have been out in the Wildhorse for the last couple of days getting the snowcat skiing roads into shape for this winter. We hauled up 160 hay bales into the mountains to fill in nasty traverses, gullies and other trouble spots - I feel a bit like a farmer right now. But the road building is going much better and the crop is looking good. It snowed 20 cm today. Another 30cm is forecasted for the rest of the week - that should put us into perfect skiing territory.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
We’re headed into a La Niña year the likes of which haven’t been seen since 1955, according to Washington state climatologist Nick Bond.
Bond said temperatures for this time of year are the coldest since 1955, and the pattern could continue as we head into winter. Ocean temperatures affect air circulation, and cool air can lead to more rain and snow and colder temperatures.
The Farmers’ Almanac is also predicting a cool year. According to the 2010-11 forecast, “winter temperatures will be a bit below normal . . . with below-normal precipitation and above-normal snowfall.”
Friday, October 01, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The other method is to pay a share at Wildhorse Catskiing & Powder Mining Co. A share costs a mere $10K but provides you with an annual tax free dividend of a 3 day catskiing package including all meals and accommodation.
You can order online at www.skiwildhorse.com
Monday, March 29, 2010
We had a short day of work today picking up a group ski touring at Qua Yurt. Sara and Ethan had decided that it would be a good day to come visit the Wildhorse. We had in mind sunshine and spring conditions but woke to more than a foot of fresh powder snow and wind gusts hitting 70 km/h up at Wildhorse Cabin. We did some job training on snowcat driving and at 6 months old he seems to be doing OK.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
When I meet people that have skied at a wide variety of snowcat skiing operations it is always interesting to find out what they like about Wildhorse Catskiing. There are a range of options out there offering a variety of services. Here are some of the reasons:
Monday, March 08, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
We get this question a lot during the course of a season as local skiers see Whitewater and Red Mountain turning to hardpack. Even the local backcountry spots get hit pretty hard. We are fortunate in the Selkirk's that we get fairly stable temperatures hovering below freezing and generally calm winds. A little bit of cloud cover helps keep the crust off the south facing slopes. After two weeks of no new snow we are still skiing great boot top powder. It comes down to numbers - 12 skiers per day. With great stability in the snowpack we get to ski lines that we might only ski once a season. I love it.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
And these blogs for more photos and adventures in the backcountry around Wildhorse Catskiing.
So we put down this line on Wildhorse Peak and then for the next two days dragged some adventurous clients up there too.