Off-track Report Jan. 25th

Having just missed the brunt of the most recent storm to march across Colorado, the local snowpack is starting to show some signs of age. Modest quantities over the last week, totaling16″ at the Alpine resort elevations, have kept the surface fresh, but deeper...

BC XC Report January 19th

The winter sun has started to add a thin crisp patina to south facing aspects as well as in old tracks. The old tracks have micro-aspects that face south, and thus are subject to melting from exposure to direct solar rays, while neighboring snow remains a powdery...

BC XC Update January 17

Surface snow quality is surprisingly consistent in the Fraser Valley, considering the vast variability in temperature and wind that we’ve seen over the progression of the development of the current snowpack. Depths in the Winter Park environs are averaging...

Mid-January Report

There is no shortage of snow in Colorado this January. But the kaleidoscope of conditions continues to add variety within the snowpack. Warmth early in the week brought rain and graupel high up into the Colorado valley, and with colder temperatures following, there is...

January 4th Report

Fresh powder!!! and lots of it! …falling down and falling sideways… with more in the forecast, came during the first week of the year. The blessings of winter moisture did not come without a bit of a harsh edge, as swirling gusts closed lifts, obscured...
New Year 2017

New Year 2017

The New Year greets us with plenty of white on the ground, but the snow is beginning to feel a bit on the stale side, as since the last snowfall of any significance, it has been warmed over by the sun, and hammered into short sheets of starchy wind-slab by the howling...