A Wee Day Out – at Lake Louise

The alarm went off at 6am and I drifted in and out of sleep while my better half got up and started making coffee and toasted bagels.  Although I’ve said many times before that an early start i...

The Powderwatch Guy, 2017

Lake Louise is looking fantastic today, judging by the featured shot.  They’ve only had 10cms for the week and nothing for the last 2 days so I suspect we must be looking at some new terrain on...

Whitehorn Opens at Lake Louise

It’s been a few weeks since my last post and although I was well aware of the major dump that hit the Rockies around Nov 18th, I really couldn’t find the time to bring you an update.  Chr...

Snow Snobs Unite!!!

Welcome back to season 2015/16.  It seems a bit crazy to me but I’ve been doing this powderwatch thing for 15 years now.  I’m sure success is right around the corner now!!!  If the defi...

Storm Warning… And The Morning After

Louise is reporting 7cms overnight and 17cms in the last 24hrs.  However, a quick look through the web cams this morning reveals a distinctly groomed feel to the mountain.  It certainly doesn’...

Worth The Wait

This hasn’t been a stellar season for me.  I have four days on the planks and over the past 20 years it’s unusual if I don’t have 4 days in by Christmas.  This year my best pow day...

Springtime Surprise!

On Saturday we were back to our old habit of sleeping late and having breakfast before making a concerted effort to get to the mountains.  That behaviour is easily justified this time of year because...

The Search for Snow Continues

This time last week the forecast was for a heavy snow at Whistler and possibly some of that would make it further east into the Rockies by the weekend.  Whistler came up short with only 13cms in the ...