Zones & Conditions | Mountain Sledder Magazine
The current complex snowpack in Interior BC is beginning to show its very ugly teeth, with the potential for large, remotely-triggered avalanches.
Riley Suhan had been handed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to shred the off-limits peaks of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on his snowmobile.
The Mountain Information Network (MIN) is THE source for real-time, location-specific information on riding conditions…or it could be. Here’s the caveat.
My first day on snow, November 16 was a deep one, with chest deep snow! Yes, I am short at 5’6″, but that is still pretty damn deep! As they say, “it’s on like Donkey Kong,” here on the Coast. Yes, conditions in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor have been that good!
The Charity Ride takes place on December 16 this year on Boulder and Frisby with a day of coached and guided riding. While instructors Nadine Overwater, Rob Alford, Brodie Evans and Derek Wood will offer tips and wisdom, it’s designed as less of a clinic and more as a day of stoke in the mountains. Photographers will be out taking professional photos of participants, and the day ends with an epic after-party at the Big Eddy Pub in the heart of Revelstoke.
The problem is that those first ride reports don’t usually show all the hazards and crappy parts that had to be endured to get that one sweet—but gingerly executed—pow turn.
Most people cringe and some actually get offended when they see what we put our machines through just to get that fix, but I see it differently. Really, what’s the worse that can happen…? A set of sliders, maybe skis worn down or a wrecked cooler from bagging tough miles of dirt. I don’t care about that stuff because it can easily be replaced. Riding some dirt seems like a small price to pay for the priceless feelings and thrills that come from spring riding.
The cost of a Search and Rescue effort to assist a backcountry user in distress can add up quickly. Many rescues require the use of helicopter time and specialized equipment, which can run the cost of a single rescue into the tens of thousands of dollars in short order. In most places, the …
They saved the best for last. A late winter storm brought an epic dump of cold-smoke powder. And collaborators Julie-Ann Chapman and Jonathan Schramm were there to make the most of it. The fourth and final instalment of “Pemby Life” showcases a couple of days in which the crew, including a handful of other top …