XC BC Report April 8, 2020

XC BC Report April 8, 2020

One of the things that has become most evident as a result of the ‘Shelter in place’ and ‘get exercise close to home’ orders has been that exercise is considered by many to be on the list of high priorities. And well it should be. Getting out for an hour or so of...
XC BC Report April 1 2020

XC BC Report April 1 2020

March has been rather meek compared to the rest of the past season. The past week brought us a brief reminder of winter with a passing storm that left a couple of inches on the valley floor, and closer to 4-6 inches further up the tributaries, and higher in elevation,...
XC BC Report March 24 2020

XC BC Report March 24 2020

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… seems appropriately applied to our current situation. We’ve had two good snow seasons in a row, and now we have closed ski hills statewide. We’ve had a prolonged Bull market, and now, there is uncertainty plaguing...
XC BC Report March 18 2020

XC BC Report March 18 2020

It feels like a switch has been flipped. Someone, namely, a microscopic multicellular microbe we call the Corona virus pushed the fast forward button to the end of the Alpine ski season and the lifts have stopped turning. The ‘big shrink’ of the snowpack has rapidly...
Mid-March XC Backcountry Report

Mid-March XC Backcountry Report

Crust season is upon us, though the ability to stay on the surface depends greatly on aspect, or degree of exposure to the sun. South facing and flat, open aspects have gotten plenty saturated during the warmth of these past sunny days, so that with the firming chill...
XC BC Report 1st week of March 2020

XC BC Report 1st week of March 2020

It is hard to say whether March came in like a lion or a lamb this year. Moderate temperatures, partly cloudy skies with some wind that brought in light flurries with little accumulation heralded the beginning of the month. Perhaps this would be the predictor of a...