Winter has arrived here in the West Kootenays. Probably the coldest consistent temperatures in the last few years, with the temps hitting a balmy -30 with the wind chill at 2000m. There has been a lot of outstanding skiing the last few weeks and it is shaping up to be a great season. Coverage is good, stability has been good (so far) and there has been some good days at Kootenay Pass, Whitewater Backcountry & Redfish Creek. Here are some of the most recent shots of the season, enjoy!
There are some really good resources out there for weather, avalanche conditions and overall winter conditions in Canada that can help you make good decisions while backcountry skiing/boarding. Here are some links; play safe out there!!!!!
MOUNTAIN INFORMATION NETWORK
A cool addition to the Avalanche.Ca Webpage, a place to share and view local observations.
A daily avalanche bulletin for your region. Very useful tool for decision making.
MOUNTAIN WEATHER FORECAST
A year round mountain weather forecast for BC, usually updated daily.
Snow forecasting for ski resorts and backcountry ski lodges. Not always accurate but gives you a good idea of whats going on in the mountains with temperatures, etc..
ACMG MOUNTAIN CONDITIONS REPORTS
Mountain Guides post their observations here on skiing and climbing. Great tool.
ACMG Mountain Condtions