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Posts ByJulie-Ann Chapman, Author at Mountain Sledder

Conditions Report: Coast Mar 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 |

Yup spring has arrived! We are losing snow pretty quickly in the valley now, but the alpine conditions around the coast are still killer. Freezing levels are rising but it’s been staying cool above 1600m the past couple of days and will continue to sit around that level.Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Mar 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 |

Spring time conditions may be lurking around the corner… The valley sure is starting to show its true spring colors, you know, brown. But it’s white up top.Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Mar 15, 2017

March 17, 2017 |

Would you like a slice of pineapple with that? We just got our first warm wave of the spring season conditions. Before Tuesday, we got a good amount of fresh pow.Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Mar 8, 2017

March 8, 2017 |

Holaaaay! Over 110cm has fallen in the Sea to Sky area of the Coast in the past week. It has been EPIC, not only in the Sea to Sky, but most of BC as well!Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Mar 1, 2017

March 1, 2017 |

Same ol’ good exploring snow with not much changed in conditions since last week. But wait, we have some snow on the way! RESET! 45-55cm in the next 5 days with Thursday and Friday being the heavy snowfall days.Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Feb 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 |

Snowpack Conditions

As far as the snowpack goes, the new snow from last week has been wind affected, melted from the rising temps and sun baked.

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Conditions Report: Coast Jan 31, 2017

January 31, 2017 |

There have been some traces of new snow in the higher alpine last weekend, but we now going in to a clear, high pressure cold system until the end of the week.There is still good snow to be found deep and far in the backcountry, but it is getting settled fast.Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Jan 25, 2016

January 27, 2017 |

The calm after the storm…  That was quite the week we just had, with insanely deep snow and touchy avalanche conditions. Now that the storm has passed and the snow is settling, the sun is gracing us with its presence! Yay! But with that sun, we are lured high into the alpine and tempted to ride big terrain… but, I would still stay cautious.Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Jan 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 |

As far as the snowpack goes, 30cm of new wet snow fell on a variety of different unstable surfaces (melt freeze crust, sun affected slopes, wind slabs, etc). That combined with a spike in temperature = danger.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see a ton of natural avalanches—hopefully no human triggered ones—in the next day or so out there.Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Jan 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 |

That arctic flow, she’s flowing heavy and cooooooold again! The latest dump brought Pemberton more snow than Whistler on Monday. Pemby received around 30cm while Whistler only got about 15cm. That wind, she’s still howling in the alpine! Get in those protected areas in the trees to find the goods! The … Read More