Posts ByNadine Overwater, Author at Mountain Sledder Magazine
We are nearing closer and closer each day to “dual sport season”, my favorite time of year. Conditions will soon be right to go sledding all day in the hot pow and then head down hill for a bike ride.
The alpine has been receiving snow every day in the form of moist, sticky schmoo – close to a meter of the stuff since last weekend! We can’t complain one bit though because it is still fun and it is still snow.
March is the new December. We have had continuous storms move through, bringing a steady flow of resets to our alpine areas. It has been nothing short of amazing, even too deep at times… nah… just kidding.
Over the week we have seen between 30 and 50cm of fresh and it continues to keep falling as I sit here and write. It looks like it will continue right through until Friday night followed by a brief reprieve on Saturday and then more snow for Sunday.
The last storm brought us a nice dusting of around 25cm, and the wind created an even deeper fresh dusting in certain areas. Although it was not quite enough to fill in all the old tracks, all you had to do was venture a little further and it was amazing and cold and blower. And cold.
It looks like a storm is coming through this weekend which will bring us about 20cm of fresh up top. Hopefully it results in more but we will be happy with what we get. Then it looks like a little bit more grey-bird with some bits and pieces of snow through the week before temperatures warm up again later next week.
Brianna Lukkar photo It had been a beautiful week of blue skies and good shredding conditions until Wednesday when the temperatures warmed up substantially and valley bottoms got really close to rain. It was wet and it was heavy. Luckily the mid- and high elevations stayed …