Deep POW Conditions in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor
December 13th, 2017

Deep POW Conditions in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor

As they say, “it’s on like Donkey Kong,” here on the Coast, as we have literally had storm after raging storm pass through Squamish, Whistler and on to Pemberton! Yes, we’ve been hampered by four days of rain in epic proportions, but that merely allowed us some time to dry out our tech underwear so we could do it all over again over this past week in the sun. Conditions in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor have been that good!

To say this was an amazing start to the season would be a true understatement. I can’t remember this much snow accumulating this fast, and creating mid-season conditions almost immediately. Most have seen “Ride Whistler” Chris Brown’s epic jump off his snowmobile right up to the top of his head by now. I can tell you, that was not a set up!



Or you may have witnessed Cody McNolty and his awesome posse of riders slaying the deepest snow day in the Whistler Backcountry. If you somehow missed it, here it is!



Deep POW Conditions in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor

My early season has been pretty awesome as well. I’ve been to many fall snowmobile shows, which are always a wicked time. It’s been fun catching up with fellow riders and keen new riders to the sport—who just can’t wait for those epic pow days as well!

I also was granted a sweet trip to Austria with Ski-Doo to visit the amazing Rotax Factory (more on that in a later story). That’s where all the Ski-Doo snowmobile engines are designed, created and tested. It was incredible to say the least!

Austria is an amazing country. But I could not wait to get back home to Squamish, BC and get my Freeride and Summit 175″ ready for the season. As with all of you other riders, my nights are spent adding cool accessories and dialling in my rides, while the pitter patter of the rain outside brings a huge grin to my face.

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!



What can I say, the snow has been awesome and I hope you are getting out and enjoying it! This past weekend saw over 250 trucks at the Brandywine parking lot! Please make sure you join a club this season and purchase a BCSF snowmobile pass. It’s time to show our numbers, and how awesome this sport is! Braaaap!


– Dave

Dave Norona is a Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert and motivational speaker. You can follow his adventures @davenorona

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