Nov 17: Pure sun, pure fun

Nov 17: Pure sun, pure fun

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky today for almost the whole day. And what that meant is that you could actually see all the powder that fell yesterday. I don’t think anything new opened today. I saw a lot of folks doing strange things, though. For instance, in search of fresh tracks, about two […]

Nov 16: Powderiffic Early Season

Nov 16: Powderiffic Early Season

If you were not at SSV today, and you like powder, you REALLY missed out. No matter where I went today, there was 18-30 cm of gloriously dusty fresh floof. The weather was all over the map today. Temps were pretty stable around -10°, but it ranged from sunny, to overcast and foggy, and all […]

Nov 10: And the season begins anew

Nov 10: And the season begins anew

I’m back, PowderWatch and Ryder Report fans (all 8 of you)! This marks my 8th year writing for PowderWatch, and just as you are stoked for powder, I’m stoked to be riding once again! It was just an awesome day today, even more impressive given that it was only the 2nd day of the season. […]

Sunshine’s Site Guidelines

Sunshine’s Site Guidelines

If you follow this blog, or just ride at Sunshine, you should care and you should participate in the Site Guidelines review, and you only have until August 19, 2018, to do so. What are “Site Guidelines”? Think of “Site Guidelines” as Sunshine’s Master Plan. Then realize that once submitted, reviewed and approved, they can […]

Apr 13: A lucky day

Apr 13: A lucky day

Those who believe Friday the 13th is unlucky weren’t at Sunshine today, enjoying winter conditions and a bunch of fresh powder. The hill was initially reporting 5 cm but that was boosted to 9 cm (when folks went outside, I think!). I found a mixed bag of 2-12 cm depending on where I was. The […]

Apr 4: Killer pow at K-Pow

Apr 4: Killer pow at K-Pow

I had a rare and pretty darned special opportunity to spend the day cat skiing at K-Pow’s operation at Fortress Mountain. The temps were very good, starting the day at ~-15° and getting up into the -5° range. There was enough diffuse sunlight to see well but not enough sun strength to cause a change […]