Monday, February 15, 2010

Exploring some new terrain

We opened up a bit of new terrain this winter in a great north facing pocket. Lots of beautiful open gladed sub alpine trees and some good pillow lines. The team from joined us for a day of skiing and took a bunch of great photos. The powder here is about two weeks old and still perfect.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

It has not snowed in awhile - what's it like up there?

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.