Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Heavy snowfall warning!

Some people say it's going to be the biggest snowfall for years this winter. I agree. Let it be billowing over my head. March 8th, 2009
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Remembering winter's past

I was just flicking through some of our older photos thinking about winter. It's almost been ten years since I started taking people up into the Wildhorse mountains. The first five years were all ski touring with Ymir Yurts and then the last have mostly been with Wildhorse Catskiing. Sara took this one two or three winter's ago and did the photoshop thing combining three shots into one. No snow in the mountains quite yet but the temperature is cold enough now and the next snowfall will stay. See you soon.
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Friday, October 08, 2010

This winter's La Nina weather forecast

We’re headed into a La NiƱa 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.”

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Friday, October 01, 2010

Ski Bums on assignment

Last spring I got a call from a photographer - Cory Leis with an interesting story. Three photographers had been chosen along with ski models to spend three days in the Kootenay's ending in Revelstoke with no money and no car. They had to call up friends, friends of friends and anyone else they could trade photos for skiing. I took them up the Wildhorse for a night at the Wildhorse Cabin and a day of touring and skiing on Wildhorse Peak. Here's a sample photo.