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, […]

Mar 25: Lots of weather, lots of pow

Mar 25: Lots of weather, lots of pow

The weather today was all over the map. It started with a fabulous sunrise. Through the day, there was blue sky and sun, sun and snowing, it was sometimes overcast and snowing… …there was overcast and flat light, there was zero viz in snow showers, and sometimes everything in one run. At one point early this afternoon, […]

Mar 22: Flat light, fluffy snow

Mar 22: Flat light, fluffy snow

It was mostly overcast with occasional light snow at Sunshine today, so when the sun did appear, it was important to check out your lines for the rest of the time when the light was flat. I only took pictures during sunny breaks (so you could actually see what I saw), so don’t assume because the […]

Mar 17: Back to the pow

Mar 17: Back to the pow

Sorry for the late post today; lots going on when you return from a ski vacation. So today was my first day back to Sunshine since March 1, and wow, it’s kinda clear that Sunshine got the kind of powder that hit Big White while I was over there. Lots of spaces have opened, like the […]

Mar 10: The dreaded “R” word

Mar 10: The dreaded “R” word

It was mighty socked first thing, but the 14 cm overnight sure drew you out this morning. But… the temp was only -2° this morning, and it was precipitating. It sure looked like snow, and it may have started as snow, but it was soon very clearly raining from the top of the village on down. […]