A Day In The Backcountry

Despite some amazing snow conditions since November, I’ve been too busy to get out in the mountains so far this year.  Not even a few hours of cross country skiing!!  But yesterday I ended the...

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 ...

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...