Powderwatch Snow Conditions http://www.powderwatch.com It's Snow Time! Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:45:56 +0000 en hourly 1 The Search for Snow Continues http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-search-for-snow-continues/ http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-search-for-snow-continues/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:45:56 +0000 http://www.powderwatch.com/?p=772 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 past 7 days.  Since we did get good snowfall in the rockies I have to wonder if all that expected precip fell on Whistler in the liquid state.  Whistler has 491cms of snow so far this season and the normally average close to 1200cms a season.  There’s still several weeks left in the season but I don’t think they’re going to make up the 800cm difference.  What a painful year!

Webcam on Mar 17

Webcam on Mar 17

Although Whitewater received 29cms on Monday, other resorts in the interior such as Big White and Revelstoke were bypassed.  The snow didn’t really start to fall until it hit the Rockies.  Kicking Horse had 29cms, but Panorama and Fernie had 40cms.  But let’s start with Kicking Horse.  This is what the alpine must have looked like on Sun/Mon.Screenshot 2015-03-16 19.34.49

 

It’s too bad 3 of the 4 bowls at KHMR take you all the way to the bottom because the bottom was looking rather wet.  I’m not sure at what elevation the snow turned to rain but there must have been some soggy BC powder in between the top and bottom.

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Fernie looked better in my opinion.  Although it is notoriously warm down there it does look like they had some pretty fluffy snow in the 41cms that fell over 2 days.  This is how I like Fernie…

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Now for some reason Pano doesn’t get anywhere near the annual snowfall that Fernie gets and I wouldn’t call it a great resort for powder days.  Kicking Horse is only an hour north of Pano but they seem to get a lot more powder days.  I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation for this but I’m just going to say it’s because Golden has more leprechauns.  At any rate, Pano kicked the Horse’s butt this week with 41cms in 2 days.

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Closer to home, Lake Louise had 10-15cms of new snow but from this webcam shot it looks like it was pretty wet on Sunday.  Check out the Ryder report for the details, but it sounds like there was some good snow but a bit too much wetness at Sunshine to make Sunday an epic day.  So based on all the verifiable dampness in the mountains I’m going to surmise that even Fernie and Pano were probably good and wet on the lower half of the mountain.  That said, I’ve skied Fernie when it was pissing rain at the lodge and the skiing in Lizard bowl was fantastic (except for the lightening and thunder). Screenshot 2015-03-15 17.56.10

 

 

 

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The Search For Snow http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-search-for-snow/ http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-search-for-snow/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 03:10:09 +0000 http://www.powderwatch.com/?p=765 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 Hole that started me thinking about those glory days.  This year I haven’t been in the backcountry at all and I’ve been out twice to the resorts.  I know that’s pretty lame but there are a lot of my comrades with similar laments.  I had a backcountry ski trip planned with a group of powder hounds for the first week of February.  A Pineapple Express pushed that out by a month, then lack of snow pushed it out by a week and then another week, then we called it off for this year.  I have another friend who wasn’t working this winter so he bought a Sunshine card, a Pano card, and two Louise cards.  He returned the Sunshine card and has barely used the Louise card. (His trip to Florida, a week skiing in Utah, and a shoulder injury were bigger factors than the weather but it still makes for an off year of skiing for him.)

From @gretegirl skiing at Solitude.  Nice light!

From @gretegirl skiing at Solitude. Nice light!

But this is no longer news.  I think everyone in Calgary knows we’re having one of those once in a hundred year events.  It has been such a mild winter that the snow is gone from my yard and they’re predicting 20C by the weekend.  It almost sounds like winter is over, doesn’t it?  But wait!!! There is snow on the horizon.  The forecast for Whistler shows decent snowfall on Wednesday followed by heavy snowfall on Saturday and Sunday.  Honestly, I haven’t seen a forecast like that since early December.  The BC interior as far east as Revy has a similar forecast with slightly less snow predicted.  Sadly the snowfall numbers are still low for Kicking Horse, Fernie, Louise, and Sunshine but that could easily change by the weekend.  If you’re really desperate for powder then I recommend heading west.  Too bad we couldn’t have put our trip off for one more week but my friend with a place in the Koots is going to be away for the next two weeks.  Such is life my friends.

Slurpee style groomers at Squaw Valley.

Slurpee style groomers at Squaw Valley.

For those of us who don’t have the luxury of heading west to chase the powder next weekend, we may have to enjoy another typical spring skiing weekend of hard pack and groomers or soft slush and bump skiing if the sun comes out and the mercury rises high enough.  That can be a lot of fun too.  But the really positive thing about this report is that the dry spell appears to be ending and we could get in a few powder days this March.  I’ll keep you posted if we do.

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Come Together http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/come-together/ http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/come-together/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 02:48:06 +0000 http://www.powderwatch.com/?p=755 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-forecast was predicting 17cms so I was disappointed when I checked the report at 5:30 and it was only 6cms.  But there are some advantages to flying solo and that’s getting a really early start out of Calgary.  I hit the road at 6:30 and only stopped briefly to grab a coffee at Starbucks.  The coffee tasted really good (Starbucks can be hit and miss) so that was a minor win for the journey.  Win number two, despite hitting several snow squalls the trans Canada was dry most of the way.  Win number three, I was one of the first 20-30 cars in the parking lot and scored this sweet spot!Screenshot 2015-02-21 18.15.22

After walking straight up to the window and grabbing a lift ticket, I strolled onto my private gondola – there was zero line up, and I disembarked in the village at roughly 8:15.  I’ve never been on the mountain this early and I’m now wondering why…  I had time for a muffin in the day lodge before noticing that they were loading Standish at 8:40.  Damn!  I rushed over and skied straight onto the lift.  From the Standish chair I skied straight down to the Divide chair where maybe a dozen people had beat me to the punch and were on their way to the top.  But to my surprise they all headed straight down and I had Bye Bye Bowl to myself.  I could have gone home after that run and my day would have been a success!  It wasn’t deep powder but it was all fresh and when I hit the bottom I looked back up and there was only one person coming down behind me.  On my second run down Bye Bye I still found fresh tracks along the rope and one the third run it was mostly fresh but I had to navigate a bit to cut from untouched patch to untouched patch.  Finally, by the fourth run it was mostly tracked out.  But for me that was a fabulous opening hour.  Unfortunately, I have no photographic evidence as I was under the spell of powder fever.  But I did snap this shot skiing down from Standish to the Divide chair.Screenshot 2015-02-21 18.34.59

So by 10 o’clock (the time I normally arrive) I’d already skied 4 runs on really nice snow.  I’m starting to understand what Derek was getting at when he told me I should know better than to show up late for a day of skiing.  Now the fact that this wasn’t a major powder day definitely worked in my favour.  If there was 30cms of snow I’d have a lot more competition for those fresh tracks.  But the 5 to 10cms of light hero snow on the Divide was enough to turn a hard and crusty surface into something extremely enjoyable.  I could feel the snow pack under the fresh stuff and it was certainly sun affected from the warm week we had.

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The other nice thing about the day was that the lifts lines weren’t very busy until about 10:30.  As you can see there was never more than one or two people in the singles line so I was getting laps in pretty quickly.  Unfortunately, it was cold enough that I had to defrost my toes but by then the lift line was starting to build and all the freshies were gone.  Mental note: there was no line up in the cafe because most people were just getting on the hill by 10:30.  I decided to have an early lunch and then ski until my legs gave out.

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After my snack I did one more run on the Divide then headed over to Goat’s Eye to ski the remainder of the day.  It was now after 11 and the sun was starting to provide some warmth.  But the snow was still in mid winter condition, nice and light.  For my run on the Goat I chose to ski all the way over to Renegade (one of the chutes down to Eagle Basin.  This was not as amazing as I’d envisioned because there were no fresh lines left, the light turned a bit flat on me, and the base under the new snow had been significantly sun affected and was a little crusty and a little chunky.  The crust might have been no problem if I’d been on my DH skis but it messed up my tele-turns compared to the hero snow I’d been enjoying on the Divide.  As you can see in the picture below, the snow looks great but there was definitely some chop underneath.Screenshot 2015-02-21 18.51.36At the bottom of this run I ventured into Eagle Creek and found some sweet snow in the trees!  Next up… I skied down the rope line above Cleavage then cut into Ewe First and dropped down to the glades below.  This is often my favourite run on Goat’s Eye but today it was also a little too crunchy for my liking.  I resorted to parallel turns on my tellies and that was pretty fun but not as awesome as it could have been.  After those two runs my legs were starting to tire out so I did 4 or 5 easy laps on the front side of Goat’s Eye.  There was sweet powder on Old Chute so I hit that on every lap but on the bottom half I tried Gladerunner, Rolling Thunder, and Wildfire.  I found that Rolling Thunder had the right combination of great snow and terrain easy enough for my tired legs.  I finished the day off with a couple runs down Rolling Thunder and pulled the pin at 2pm just as the Goat’s Eye lift line was starting to build.

Rolling Thunder - Great Snow!

Rolling Thunder – Great Snow!

Driving home before the highway got busy was yet another bonus for getting up early.  Yes, I’ve always know of the many advantages to being the early bird but it isn’t very often that I actually do it.  After today I’m thinking that I should be a bit more strict about leaving before 7am.  Even if I have to get up at 5am to walk the dog, it’s totally worth it because it makes for a much more enjoyable day at the resort.

 

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The Challenges of Climate Change http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-challenges-of-climate-change/ http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-challenges-of-climate-change/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:06:54 +0000 http://www.powderwatch.com/?p=747 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 back when the average global temperature declined for the first time in several years.  But then it went back to setting annual records.  We don’t argue about it anymore.  But it’s the freakiness of the weather that people can’t deny.  My sister moved to Boston a little over a year ago and after receiving 7ft of snow in the last 3 weeks she’s saying things like, “I don’t remember winter ever being this bad in Ottawa”.  On the east coast of Canada they’ve suffered massive snowfall, then rain, then 80km/hr winds, and then temperatures approaching -30C.  Toronto apparently was pushing -40C on the weekend- with wind chill?  Meanwhile in Calgary we’ve had the mildest January/February that I can remember and I’ve been here over 20 years.  Last Friday I was sitting outside in my T-shirt and the sun was hot on my face.  But we did have some sub -20C temperatures in January but those were relieved on short notice with false springs.  This is nuts!Screenshot 2015-02-17 19.57.40

On Thursday last week, I wrote in the Cdn Rockies Outlook that there would be a beautiful spring skiing for the family day weekend.  I wasn’t quite right – although I heard there was sweet spring conditions at Louise on Friday.  Sunshine actually had winter powder conditions on Saturday – I encourage you to catch up on the Ryder report to see what you missed.  But west of Banff park the resorts were punished with torrential rain on Friday.  A group from work had their Cat skiing cancelled in Revelstoke this weekend because it rained all night on Friday and didn’t stop until 5am.  As they drove through Golden Friday night it was pouring there as well.  A few of the would be cat skiers stopped in to ski Kicking Horse but it was heavily rain affected (and I’m trying to phrase it nicely).

Now here are a few shots from Kicking Horse early last week:

Screenshot 2015-02-12 19.26.10Going from amazing powder to pouring rain must be a real punch it the gut for the resort operators who are already struggling with a tough season.Screenshot 2015-02-12 19.25.10That’s insane powder!  But don’t expect great conditions like that until it snows again.Screenshot 2015-02-12 19.24.46Seriously deep powder that is all gone now.  But have hope!  It can go the other way just as quickly.  Two weeks ago Kicking Horse wasn’t looking that great.

I think this is the perfect segue for the Ryder Report’s, “Ski Tips #7″.  Despite the woe’s many resorts have been having during what is normally powder season, Sunshine has been enjoying winter as usual.  It’s very typical for rain to spoil the fun at more southerly resorts like Castle, Fernie, and Whitefish.  Calgary is also known for having warm Chinook weather several times each winter and this year it seems like there have been more warm days than cold in Jan/Feb.  I don’t have the data to back up my assertion but I believe western Canada must be setting records for warm average temperatures.  But Sunshine has been dodging the bullet and Mr. Ryder has a theory to explain why.

I leave you with very depressing news from Castle Mountain’s snow report today:

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Lesson Re-Learned http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/lesson-re-learned/ http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/lesson-re-learned/#comments Sat, 07 Feb 2015 20:33:32 +0000 http://www.powderwatch.com/?p=735 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 snowfall on the TransCanada.  About 20 minutes outside of Calgary we turned back because the snow was so deep that driving was slow and treacherous.  I had a panic attack when my buddy Sammy decided to turn back – it was going to be an insane powder day.  But if the driving was that bad all the way to Banff he would have been exhausted by the time we made it to the hill.  We found out the following week that the weather cleared about 15 minutes beyond where we turned back.  Such is life :-)Screenshot 2015-02-07 12.35.22Today was a different story.  There wasn’t a lot of snow in January and Calgary area skiers are itching for some good turns.  I was just discussing this at work yesterday.  My snow boarder buddy was adamant that I’d have to leave before 7 or we’d be stuck in some crazy line ups.  I checked the snow report this morning and Louise had another 15cms so it was going to be a good powder day – the hordes would be on the move.  I took all the necessary precautions last night: ski clothing laid out at the front door, boots in from the garage and warming in the house, skis and poles preloaded in the car, and Louise cards registered.  Check.

Saturday morning we awaken at 7am – oh oh.  Off to a poor start, we had slept in by 30mins.  Next error, we decide to have a quick coffee and toast.  We were running late anyway so what’s another 15mins.  Just as we’re sitting down to breakfast my sister skype’s us from Boston.  I told her it would have to be short because we were on our way to Louise.  Thirty minutes or so later we finally hang up and I still haven’t walked Rio.  Out for a fast walk with the pup and we run into his best buddy Sonny.  They have so much fun together I couldn’t help letting them romp for a few minutes. Dave invites me into his house while the dogs play in the back yard and 15-20 minutes later I’m running home as fast as I can.  Once in the house, Estelle is flustered because her credit card is missing and she can’t find her ski goggles.  The card is put on hold and I dig out a spare set of goggles.  We are on the road by 9am.  Not good.  At this point we were considering pulling the pin but foolishly neglected to consider what it would be like arriving at 11 on a day where every Calgary skier is racing for the mountains.

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From that point on, it’s smooth sailing until we hit the Sunshine turn off.  The traffic is backed up onto the highway.  I’ve heard of that happening but never actually seen it until today.  Estelle comments, “I hope Louise isn’t this bad”.  Two km’s down the highway, traffic is stopped (show above).  We’re still 20mins from Louise (at 90kms/hr) so we’re looking at an hour delay.  I’m guessing it was an accident and not traffic backed up from Louise.  But I wasn’t sticking around to find out.  The mission was aborted and I now find myself back in Calgary.

What did I learn today?  Always leave early when you’re going skiing.  A lie in followed by a slow paced breakfast is great on the weekend but not when you’re skiing.  It’s just not worth joining the line up with the rest of the chumps that can’t drag themselves out of bed in the morning.  What did I miss out on?  A great day of skiing of course.  Even if we’d carried on and managed to make it onto a lift by noon, half the day would have been gone.  As you all know, on a busy day at the resort the best turns are first thing in the morning.  Screenshot 2015-02-07 12.21.17

I took a look a the web cam when I got home to see just how crazy the crowds were and it actually wasn’t that bad.  Big lines at the base but nothing out of the ordinary for a weekend.   Actually, the chair line is shorten than normal.  Perhaps the accident on the highway was holding back the arrival of the masses.  This is an ideal situation on a powder day!!  Greedy yes, but there is much truth to the “no friends on a powder day” mantra.  After checking the web cam (I must be somewhat masochistic) I proceeded to look at the photos from yesterday.  The shot below and the post featured image are both from Lake Louise on Feb 6th.  Yes, Friday would have been the day.  I’m definitely slipping.Screenshot 2015-02-07 13.12.29On that rather off key final note, I have to admit that I’m no longer the powderwatch guy and I’ve become the lame old guy that doesn’t get to ski much anymore.  If you are young, care free, ridiculously good looking, and ski or snowboard like your hair is on fire, then I could really use some help.  Enjoying writing and taking photos are other prerequisites, probably more important than my first list of qualifications.  If you like powderwatch and would like to see more posts that are actually about skiing then drop me an email at websitename@gmail.com (websitename being powderwatch) and we can talk about how you can help out.  Derek Ryder is still doing an awesome job on the Ryder report but quite frankly I’m not contributing much.  First hand information on snow conditions and intimate knowledge of the resort and its terrain are what you can find on the Ryder report.  I would like to provide you with the same level of quality but it’s probably not going to happen until I retire or take a season off to ski.  That’s just not on the radar yet.

 

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The Powder… The Powder http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-powder-the-powder/ http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-powder-the-powder/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:30:12 +0000 http://www.powderwatch.com/?p=728 My post last Thursday under Canadian Rockies Snow was admittedly dismal.  Then as January ended the conditions took a major turn for the better.  Judging by the Ryder report the snow at Sunshine last weekend was really good and continued to improve all week.  Today I received a powder alert from Sunshine stating that 38cms had fallen in the last 4 days.  I also received an email from Derek Ryder informing me that I’d missed a ton of fun today.  Well I’ll have you know that I had a pretty awesome day at work today…  yeah, whatever.  It was a great day but nothing can compare to an amazing powder day so, yes, I’m jealous.

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Anyway, I’m not going to steal the thunder from the Ryder Report.  Head over there and you’ll be stoked to ski Sunshine on Friday.  I’m planning to ski Louise on Saturday and this will be my second outing of the year.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve had such a lame ski year – and I can blame it on conditions to some degree but the reality is that having a puppy changes your life.  I have a couple buddies at work that have new born babies this year and the impact is very similar.  These are guys that were out every weekend and have now scaled back to my current level of snow consumption.  But enough lamenting :-)  Let’s have some fun like they do down at Solitude!!

Solitude, Utah - Woot!!

Solitude, Utah – Woot!!

Lake Louise should be pretty good this weekend but maybe not quite as good as Sunshine.  They’re reporting 26cms in 7 days and 16cms in the last 48hrs. There’s snow forecasted all day tomorrow so if I were a smart man I’d be heading out tomorrow to enjoy the freshies.  But I’m a big dummy so I’ll go to work and ski Saturday with the rest of the working stiffs.  But it will still be fun because it will only be my second time out.  I can’t wait!!

 

Louise on Jan 24th.  Wait a minute... I thought conditions were poor in Jan.

Louise on Jan 24th. Wait a minute… I thought conditions were poor in Jan.

Kicking Horse is reporting 13cms today, 36cms for the week, and their weather data shows that snow has been accumulating all evening.  Could a sweet sweet morning in Golden tomorrow.  But if you care to spend a couple more hours on the highway you’ll find even more snow in Revy.  They’re reporting 24cms in 24hrs and 54cms for the week.

Kicking Horse always posts amazing powder shots!

Kicking Horse always posts amazing powder shots!

There’s plenty more to talk about this evening! It’s been snowing from Whistler to F

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The Horror… The Horror… http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-horror-the-horror/ http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/the-horror-the-horror/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:27:06 +0000 http://www.powderwatch.com/?p=696 Sometimes when you’re skiing you get in over your head and find yourself crapping your pants on a piste that will likely end your life or cause certain injury – like the one that dude is skiing in the post header.  It’s a shot from Whistler, maybe Sudan Couloir?  I’m sure everyone has found themselves in that situation at least once or twice.  There was a time when I almost skied off a cliff heading through some trees on our way over to Harmony Bowl at Whistler.  I turned hard and grabbed the last tree before the precipice that was only about 6 feet away.  Another time I took my wife down a run at Revelstoke that had a nasty cliff.  She was gripped when she saw the ‘Cliff’ warning sign and I tried to calm her fears by saying if it was a big cliff they’d have it roped off instead of a tiny little sign.  I insisted it was probably just a little drop.  Well I was wrong and anyone one skiing off that cliff would likely be air lifted off the mountain.  To add insult to injury… when I finally coaxed her down a safe route the run spit us out on ‘Kill The Banker’ – way above her skill level.

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Last week I experienced what I consider one of life’s little cliffs and I’m still working my way down the safe route.  The whole experience has left me feeling very small and vulnerable in a way very similar to when I’m skiing across a big avalanche slope.  It’s quite amazing what life can throw at you sometimes to test your strength.  Now I’m not saying any of the events I’m about to describe were beyond ‘nuisance’ level but the sheer coincidental nature of them makes me wonder how you can sometimes attract negative incidents like an electro-magnet.

Groomers at Jackson Hole - the horror!

Groomers at Jackson Hole – the horror!

It all began with a personal conversation with a very dear friend that was the kind that nobody wants to have.  I was accused of having too much negativity regarding his life situation.  Of course I was being negative, but I thought I was providing him with a warning and some advice that would help him out of a difficult life situation of his own.  That conversation was disturbing enough on its own.  Then in the middle of the night a pipe burst in our bathroom and flooded the second floor.  It was extremely lucky that it happened while we were there but there was still hardwood floor damage and drywall damage to the living room ceiling.  That same night our pup, Rio, started to vomit.  This continued in the morning until we rushed him to the vet hospital.  They fixed him up but it was expensive to say the least.  Other minor calamities that occurred in the days that followed:  breaking a key off in the lock to our garage, losing a half day’s worth of work due to a word document crash, and the Ryder Report blog database disappearing.  I’m still in the process of repairing the Ryder Report and I sincerely hope I didn’t lose any of his posts.  But in my panic I also corrupted my main Powderwatch blog and I’m having to rebuild it – hence the missing images that you may have noticed.

All the things I described have been dealt with or are in a state of repair, including this website.  Please bear with me though.  I have friends visiting from Ontario this weekend so it may not be until next week before I get everything back to where it was.

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Ski Whitewater – Pride and Joy of the Kootenays http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/ski-whitewater-pride-and-joy-of-the-kootenays/ http://www.powderwatch.com/uncategorized/ski-whitewater-pride-and-joy-of-the-kootenays/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:59:18 +0000 http://powderwatch.com/?p=680 I haven’t been posting many videos this season (none actually) because it can bit a bit tedious watching a whole bunch of bad videos before stumbling across a real gem.  But I had a bit of time to kill tonight and I think I found a few good ones for you.  My focus is one Whitewater tonight because they always have great powder days and they had 42 cms in on Jan 5/6.  A couple powder days will usually result in a few Go Pro videos popping up in Youtube or Vimeo.

Let’s start with this video from Jamie Perchie.  Sweet, sweet powder!  I’m a little jealous because it’s been a few years since I had a day like that.  They are few and far between – for me anyway.
Winter Break from Jamie Perchie on Vimeo.

Next I have a more polished and professional piece from North Cascade Productions.  This was posted one month ago.  Did they really have snow like that in early December?

Whitewater from North Cascade Productions on Vimeo.

And for a bit of fun I’m going to drag up a video I posted back in October of 2013.  It’s a segment from Sweet Grass Production’s ‘Valhalla’ movie.  If you’ve never tried diving naked into the snow then you probably don’t have a true appreciation for just how cold it would be to crash in deep powder without any space age fibres between you and the white stuff.

Naked Ski and Snowboard Segment from VALHALLA from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.

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