Mar 5: Big White Pow Day

Mar 5: Big White Pow Day

We awoke this morning to a groomer working outside our living room window. A bunch of years ago, I got a groomer ride along here, and they told me they groomed the village area and ski in-ski-out accesses last every morning. The reports were talking 8 cm overnight but that was the minimum I found, […]

Mar 4: Big White (again)

Mar 4: Big White (again)

After a miserable drive across two passes yesterday… …we are back at Big White for another week. Although the report offered no snow overnight, there was in fact ~5 cm when we emerged this morning. This was on top of the 15 cm they got the previous day, and 40 cm the day before that. […]

Feb 26: Sweet

Feb 26: Sweet

The day started sunny and beautiful, and my first rides up the Goat at 9:45 AM felt warm with the sun on me. They groomed the heck out of things up on the Goat last night, so I had no end of fun blasting around at 60-70 km/hr all all morning, rippin’ up the fresh […]

Feb 24: Cool Blue

Feb 24: Cool Blue

Even though the temps were not a whole lot different than yesterday, with highs of -13° in the village, -15° on the Goat and -17° on Divide, the wind was a bit more reasonable today, at 15 km/hr gusting to 30. So it felt much warmer… so long as you weren’t riding Standish or Strawberry. […]

Feb 23: Chilly, chilly wind

Feb 23: Chilly, chilly wind

It wasn’t that cold today but it sure felt cold. It got up to -15° in the Village, -17° on the Goat and -21° on Divide. But the wind… was biting. It was 25km/hr gusting to 40 all day. That had lots of effects, only some of them good. In exposed places like the top […]

Feb 19: Sticky blue beauty

Feb 19: Sticky blue beauty

Let’s get it out there: it was cold today. Cold enough to cause the delayed opening of Divide & the Goat until almost 11 AM. -30° in the village at 7 AM. So cold that the snow became sticky, sticky, sticky. But it never felt that way. The stunning blue sky, nice sunshine and utter […]