Just who is this Ryder dude?

Just who is this Ryder dude?

Greetings, and welcome to The Ryder Report on Powderwatch.com, your source for up to the minute snow condition reports Sunshine Village (and occasionally other major ski resorts) in the Canadian Rockies. It’s probably worthwhile for you to know just who is doing the reporting here. I have been skiing the Rockies for over 30 years, […]

Nov 18: Powder day!

Nov 18: Powder day!

All that snow that fell in the last few days was augmented by another 5 cm that fell overnight, and then it snowed basically all day, adding another 4 cm, and the wind whipped up even more fun, moving snow around last night and all through the day. The net result was a powder paradise; […]

Nov 17: Windy & snowy

Nov 17: Windy & snowy

Tons of powder wherever you looked today. The hill was reporting another 9 cm overnight (which fell between 4 PM and 8 PM), but I was readily finding 15-20 cms all over the place. I spent the morning just playing around on Wolverine and was enjoying boot top shots in the ungroomed, and that 8-10 […]

Nov 11: I’m baaaaack….

Nov 11: I’m baaaaack….

And you thought you were done with me. But no, I’m back for yet another season (my 7th) of timely and accurate (mostly) Sunshine Village ski reports. A mixed bag at Sunshine today for Remembrance Day. Angel and TeePee Town both opened today, and as a result I was able to find some pretty nice […]

Apr 14: A season ender?

Apr 14: A season ender?

The hill was reporting 6 cm overnight, which I figured would offer “dust on crust” conditions, given that it got to +6° in the village yesterday. And that was the case, in places. But the top of Goat’s Eye was winter all day today (and probably yesterday, too), and picked up a bunch of blow […]

April 4: Not spring… but not quite winter…

April 4: Not spring… but not quite winter…

It snowed a bunch up at Sunshine on Saturday and Sunday, but I went up to work today not sure what to expect. We’ve hit the season where the sun can have a substantial effect on the conditions, as can temperature (though temperature itself isn’t as impactful). Skiing around the hill today made it clear that the […]