First Day of Spring!

First Day of Spring!

Spring is a time of change, and now that the spring equinox – super full moon has passed, change is the prevailing characteristic of the snowpack. Things morph by the hour during this period, as the daily rise of the sun brings more and more warmth each time we...
March Storms Result in Increased Avy Danger

March Storms Result in Increased Avy Danger

You might say March come in like a lion, with a storm that left us with 22” of new heavy snow that was the most significant disturbance of the season thus far for the Colorado mountains. It resulted in historic avalanches that closed interstate highways, and left us...
Daylight Savings Means More Time For Sunset Skis!

Daylight Savings Means More Time For Sunset Skis!

Daylight savings is upon us, and the freeze-thaw cycle that had begun to develop last week, causing trails to go from slush to ice, and putting a thin crust on the snow surface, is now buried under 2 feet of heavy wet blanket. The furthest points of packed trails are...
XC BC report end of January

XC BC report end of January

The snow gods have been kind to us, though it was beginning to feel like we’d forgotten what a sunny day was like. Slowly and steadily, the snow has been sifting down upon us, adding gradually to the depth of our snowpack. The last Saturday of the month, however,...
Early January BC Report

Early January BC Report

The more things change, the more they stay the same as the saying goes. We’ve had a little warmth, a little wind, a little snow, but no big weather events to cause significant changes to the snowpack. That’s the way it seemed anyway until a big blow came in Monday and...