Mid-April Snow Report

Mid-April Snow Report

By now most folks living in the valley are ready to move on to the next season of activities, but with snow cover transforming to mud and muck, in order to get out for decent hiking and biking, one has to get out of town. For those rare individuals who can’t get...
Spring Skiing Isn’t Over Yet

Spring Skiing Isn’t Over Yet

All across this grand country, most people have made a transition to spring and summer activities, while we have to plow soccer fields just to give our next season a jump start. Local ski touring centers are winding down if they haven’t already, and even the local...
Powerful Spring Storms Melting Quick

Powerful Spring Storms Melting Quick

The two powerful spring storms that ushered in the month of March have successfully buried the trails and left a heavy flocking on the trees that remains in protected evergreen stands. Some signposts are completely buried by the extraordinary depth that we are seeing...
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...