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 ...

The Search For Snow

Not too many years ago, I used to be a frequent backcountry skier.  It was a great way to go look for some powder when there was nothing left at the resorts.  The post header is a pic from Jackson H...

Come Together

Today was one of those days when it all comes together to make a perfect day.  In the morning I wasn’t overly stoked because a) I couldn’t find a ski buddy so I was flying solo.  b) snow...

The Challenges of Climate Change

I’ve heard that Alberta is a hot bed of climate change deniers but to be honest I don’t know many people that would argue the point anymore.  My brother in law was very smug a few years b...

Lesson Re-Learned

I’ve been skiing in Calgary for twenty years now and this is the second time I’ve had to abort a day trip to the mountains.  The first time was many years ago and it was due to heavy snow...