Jan 18: Cruzy

Jan 18: Cruzy

Having not snowed anything of consequence in the last +15 days, I was not expecting to find much powder around, and my expectations were met pretty well. The hill was reporting 6 cm yesterday, and that’s what you could find in the lesser tracked areas. Under that was… well… firm most everywhere I was. I […]

Back Door & Side Door: A Guide that could Save Your Life

Back Door & Side Door: A Guide that could Save Your Life

Back Door and Side Door (and Wawa Ridge)… just saying those names gets folks excited about riding powder at Sunshine. After riding them for 15 straight years, several times per year, I last rode both ‘Doors ~18 years ago (I’ve never been on Wawa Ridge for reasons I’ll talk about later), so this is a […]

Jan 12: More blue, more fast

Jan 12: More blue, more fast

While the day dawned with a high overcast this morning… However, by 10:30 AM, the sun had cleared the clouds, the high haze dissipated,  and the sun was out in full force. I took a tour out today of some REALLY good skiers from the New York City area. We played in challenging terrain all […]

Jan 11: Cool Clouds

Jan 11: Cool Clouds

It was sunny this morning, but only on Goat’s Eye and the top part of Divide/Tee Pee/Angel. As the day progressed, the fog bank slowly pulled back exposing more and more of the upper mountain. We waited until after 12:30 PM to attempt the upper mountain. Even then, the fact that Sunshine sits on the […]

Jan 10: Grey and Fast

Jan 10: Grey and Fast

It was overcast almost the whole day today, making the light somewhat flat. That made it tough to see the powder that still lingers. For instance, this is a fair representation of what it looked like on Assiniboine Trail, but not at all representative of how it skied. There was just a ton of untracked […]

Jan 5: Damn near Perfect

Jan 5: Damn near Perfect

Recipe for a perfect ski day: Take one blue sky day: Add a solid dose of deep powder: Mix in perfect temps (-6° in the village, -9° up top), minimal wind (15 km/hr gusting to 20 km/hr), and you had what all the guests called an awesome day. I was busy at the base today […]