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...
XC Backcountry Report December 15

XC Backcountry Report December 15

Last week’s storm blessed many of the Colorado mountain communities, but left the Fraser Valley continuing to want more. While Crested Butte, Aspen, Steamboat and others were reveling in double digit snowfalls, we were bracing against howling winds, sideways...
XC Backcountry Report November 29th

XC Backcountry Report November 29th

Well, the 2021-2022 snow season is not exactly off to a gangbuster start. The 4-6” of light, fluffy snow that graced our trails the day before Thanksgiving may have been low in density, but it did a lot to spruce up the existing base, where there was one. It gave...
Early November BC Report

Early November BC Report

Looking around the valley you wouldn’t guess that there’s much, if any, cross country skiing to be had. Winter’s cold reach has been advancing and receding from the mountains this fall like the ebbing and flowing of the tides on a flat sandy beach. The alpine...