XC Backcountry Report, Early November

XC Backcountry Report, Early November

The storms of October and a deep early chill left their indelible mark on our landscape as fall quickly morphed into winter. The snowy covering over the land has thus far resisted the attempts of the weakening November sun to erase the premature hold on most of our...
Early Snowstorms to Start the Season Off!

Early Snowstorms to Start the Season Off!

Wow! What a start to the season! Several autumnal storms have lined up in relatively quick succession to drop-kick October into winter. This abrupt transition has left us with 7 inches of white, with more falling on the trail as of this writing. Relatively warm...
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...