BC Report – April 2, 2022

BC Report – April 2, 2022

I’m beginning to think of wind as a four letter word. The furious winds of this past week have put a sudden end to grooming at Snow Mountain Ranch for this season due to downed trees and forest litter scattered over the trails. Devil’s Thumb is holding out with...
BC Report – March 23, 2022

BC Report – March 23, 2022

Glorious spring days are here! The famous Colorado Blue Bird Days have come back after a cold, but perhaps mercifully short, winter… at least for a little while. Springtime in the Rockies can be fickle and I don’t want to jinx it… even though a town with a name like...
BC Report – February 23, 2022

BC Report – February 23, 2022

As February draws to a close, we can sense hints of March in the warming air, the lengthening days, and the crisp crunch underfoot. Winter, up through the main winter months, has been mostly kind, if not generous. There have been no large storms to bury us in feet of...
BC Report for Early February

BC Report for Early February

The Headwaters Trails Alliance has been busy grooming community trails on a rotating schedule. As of February 10, grooming most recently was done on the Lunch loops and Fraser River Trail from county road 8 to Rendezvous, Givelo and Northwest passage. The Fraser River...
XC Backcountry Report January 12

XC Backcountry Report January 12

Loads of snow and high winds have created a dangerous snowpack in the local mountains. This slope at the Second Creek Headwall last weekend is testament to the potential size and hazards that are out there. Photo by Kim Headberg. Cold Temps Keep Trails Firm The onset...
XC Backcountry Report December 29

XC Backcountry Report December 29

Atmospheric River of Moisture Brings Relief to Snow-Starved Trails What a difference a storm makes! While the first day of Winter reflected the dearth of moisture that Colorado has been experiencing through the fall, what meteorologists are calling an ‘Atmospheric...