Dec 26: Grey then Blue

Dec 26: Grey then Blue

The morning wasn’t great; overcast and socked in, with snow falling. But by 12:45 pm, the clouds started to break, and we spent the rest of the afternoon in classic Sunshine sunshine. That sun enabled you to see that there is, in fact, still some powder around. And that there is, in fact, awesome grooming […]

Dec 22: Chillin’ in the Sun

Dec 22: Chillin’ in the Sun

It was chilly to start the morning — but when I say that, I add this caveat: we’ve had an awesome start to the season, temperature-wise, with -10° to -5° every day. What we NORMALLY get was what we got today: morning village temps of -16° with highs up near -13° (-19°/-17° on Divide). So […]

Dec 21: Blech then Beautiful

Dec 21: Blech then Beautiful

The day certainly didn’t start well. Dumping snow on the way there at 9:30 AM, dumping snow in the parking lot when I got there at 10 AM, dumping snow, strong winds (that shut TeePee at 10 AM) and terrible viz up on the mountain for first rides at 10:45 AM… …but then, at 11:15 […]

Dec 15: Blustery, then less blustery

Dec 15: Blustery, then less blustery

Today did not start well, but it had a pretty killer ending. Despite another 10 cm overnight, the morning dawned windy as all heck. Gusts at the top of the mountain were in the low 60’s, but across the Ecstasy face (the windiest spot at Sunshine) they were breaking 100 km/hr. Accordingly, Angel and Divide […]

Dec 14: Powder blue!

Dec 14: Powder blue!

A big storm hit Wednesday night and Thursday and left this its wake: The hill was reporting 24 cm in 24 hrs and 57 cm in this storm cycle, and I believe every centimetre of it. And it was freaking great… especially after 10:30 AM, when the wind died, the clouds cleared, and this was […]