I have heard people speaking of powder depression in the last few weeks, and thinking that it is best to keep rolling with mountain biking and the other summer activities they are used to. It rained last week – wow a lot of rain – and if it had of been a little colder, we could have been looking at the Snowpocolypse of a few seasons ago. How fickle the weather is and our collective moods hang in the balance. Read More
I have had a love affair with Rogers Pass since my first trip in 2008. At that point I had only ski toured about 10 times but was hooked on the experience. Back in those days, Glacier Park Lodge was up and running and it was such a simple affair to zip down to the Discovery Center to get your permit, and when most terrain was closed, Grizzly Shoulder was always an option (now a permitted area). It was much less busy back then and trail breaking was a given. Gear was way different with tech bindings only a fringe item and 95mm underfoot was wide. So much has changed in six years.
We’ve been working long and hard on developing a ski map for the Coquihalla region. This map is not intended to replace a topographic map, but to supply you with some additional information that has taken us years to collect. I recognize many people will love it. I know many people will hate it because it seems we’re exposing secrets of the area. This is the new reality of ski touring; it is no longer a fringe sport and the thirst for information is none other than growing. Rather than have people enter the backcountry blindly, hopefully this resource will offer some knowledge for out-of-town visitors and those looking to expand their horizons. Read More
It has been a slow start to the touring season across the province of BC this fall. High freezing levels and blocking arctic fronts have been the predominate trends. We have had three distinct storms systems that have hit in the past three months. In previous winters, we’ve had that in a ten day period. Read More
With the beautiful weather in Vancouver this spring, the road bike has seen way more action than the skis. Having 60 ski days under my belt this year I had no intention to ski for the sake of skiing, especially after so many days of fantastic powder. It would take something special to drag me back out. Read More