Julie-ann Chapman| Mountain Sledder Magazine
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 …
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.
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.
Getting the shot that lands on the pages of a magazine or in the advertising of a big-budget client doesn’t come easy. Even for top photographers with all the necessary skill, equipment and top athletes to work with, there are so many other factors that can play havoc with even the most carefully planned photo shoot.
In the second installment of Pemby Life, Julie-Ann Chapman goes over all the first-aid, safety and repair equipment that she carries with her when she rides. There are some items in her kit that all sledders must carry individually on their person, such as avalanche rescue gear. Other items, such as tools and spare parts, can be distributed throughout the group.
Old man winter strikes again.
These cycles of dumps followed by sunshine; holayyyyy we are lucky! With luck comes being snow smart, so please play safe out there! We received some good amounts of snow over the weekend, about 50-70cm in Whistler and a less in Pemberton: only about 30cm. And… we’re about to get hit by another mega dump!
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.