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 […]

Blanket Glacier Feb 28, 2014

      Annual backcountry ski trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet. Pics  

Blanket Feb 23-26, 2013

Annual powder ski trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet.  Twenty third year. See previous years links under ski trip tab at top. lots of new snow – about 1 m so big trail breaking and deep powder skiing. My 95 mm under foot Volkl Polar Bears were not wide enough!! Al has added a new drying […]

Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide Path Ski, Feb 10, 2013

  Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide path. Sunday feb 10.  Cooling trend and some new snow, moderate avi based mainly on wind slab so we thought we would bag this.  Good choice as the upper half was very good skiing. All photos are coutesy of Vern or Raff since I left my camera on the […]

Rhonda South April 9, 2012

Just got back from California – two weeks eating american sized portions and laying around at sea level and decide to do Rhonda with Kevin and Wietse.  It is about 24 km RT and about 1200 m elev gain.  Went with my Tele gear which worked well. Kevin is climbing 50 peaks in his 50th […]

Purple Bowl – Dec 16/2011

    Leisurely AT trip into Purple bowl –  beside Lake Louise with Clayton.  See Chic’s Ski Trails Book – Skied up to above Temple lodge(45 min).  Took Skoki summer trail which is 70m uphill from winter XC ski trail.  Follow trail for .4 km then took a cutline which goes up to right off the […]

Blanket Feb27 to March 1, 2011

Annual trip into the Blanket Glacier Chalet which is SW of Revelsoke in the Monashees. Snowing for most of the time so was skiing in the trees.  The alpine – above tree line was wind affected and slabby so we avoided it and any large open areas.  I had a bruised hip from hockey and […]

Blanket Glacier Monashees Feb27-March 2, 2010

Annual heli in backcountry ski – alpine touring trip to the Blanket Glacier area in the Monashees SW of Revelstoke. Big area with lots of above and below tree line skiing.  First two days were mostly cloud and scattered snow so we skied low  or in the trees but got up high to the Vortex […]

Little Temple – Dave Salahub’s 500th Ascent – Nov 30/09

Dave Salahub – 500 Ascents in 33 years(1976 to 2009)   A long time friend of mine – Dave Salahub e-mailed about skiing Little Temple by way of Lake Annette in Paradise valley.  Good snow coverage in Lake Louise area this year so sounded interesting.   Dave, Dan Roulston and Brian Hunter and I followed old […]

Blanket Glacier Monashees March 2009

Added some pictures on 4 day trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet in the Monashees southWest of Revelstoke. More pics to come. Pics are here – use full screen slideshow. Blanket Glacier March 09 Note older Blanket glacier pictures and links under ski trips tab at top.