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Riding conditions have been amazing over the last week. Spring riding is certainly a roll of the dice as you never know what to expect although so far the alpine has been getting regular reloads of nice, cold snow.
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.
Spring is certainly in the air in our neck of the woods and we are seeing some of the best spring riding conditions we have seen in years. With regular small reloads and cool alpine temperatures, the riding quality it still way up there and people are getting after it. Alpine snow is remaining cold and fresh with no mash potatoes above the 1800 meter mark.
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.