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, […]

Dec 8: Skiin’ a Blue Streak

Dec 8: Skiin’ a Blue Streak

It was bluebird today, and skied just as fast as yesterday. I (with my fine partner Armin) took out a fine couple for a tour today. Originally from Iran, they came to Canada less than a decade ago, and took up skiing only 4 years ago (because, as they said, “winters in Canada are long, […]

Dec 7: Fast

Dec 7: Fast

First off, apologies for the short hiatus. I had a problem with my back that turns out wasn’t as serious as first thought, so I ended up with 12 days off skiing. But I’m back now… If you have read this blog for any length of time, you’l have seen me write: “There are powder […]

Nov 23: Grey and snowy

Nov 23: Grey and snowy

I’m an idiot. I’ve know it for a long time, and proved it today. I remembered my goggles but forgot my spare lenses. So I only had my full sun, dark lenses in on a day that looked like this: It was like skiing in a giant bowl of cauliflower soup anywhere above treeline — […]