Doorjamb/Loder March 25, 2017

Trying to avoid the snow. Mostly sunny day with not too much wind. Some snow in trees starting near top of DJ but good trail/steps on most. Route:There are many variations and trails in trees on lower part but they all go up. Route issues start 2/3 way up DJ when you encounter a series […]

Willow Ridge by Chain Lakes March 18, 2017

Warm sunny windy day in the foothills(+ 14C in park lot at Chain Lakes). The Mountains to the West were white and had a big storm wall and of course the avalanche hazard is very high. Left the snowshoes in the car. Trip with Dave, Wietse and Brian. About 14 km RT, 700 m accumulated […]

Avi conditions March 16 – ski Sunshine

Avalanche conditions off the scale so decided to enjoy the ski hill on a corporate flex day. Finally getting enough skiing in this year that my fitness and technique are coming back versus last few years.   Have always found that need more than 6 days to get back to a good ability level and […]

Blanket Glacier Ski Trip Mar 3-7, 2017

Annual back country powder trip.(25th time) Snowed for three days so skied trees  – pollux, monster and christmas and no pics. Skied 800 to 1300 m per day. Great snow but Monday was exceptional as snow had dried out from cold Sunday night. Great feeling to be in the groove again – exceptional powder, great […]