Would it be too ambitious to say that today was the best day of 2015? No. Not at all. We were greeted with a foot of fresh pow on the snow stake this morning. Follow that up with the countless inches we had over the last few days, we were given a day of skiing that was bottomless. Whether you wer...Continue Reading
Pea Soup. That was our day today. The visibility was pretty low but man was the accumulation of powder high. It didn't stop snowing today and it just kept piling up. We will take the low visibility with the deep snow accumulation any day. The visibility may have been low but the stoke for dee...Continue Reading
Snowing off and on throughout the day here in NW CO with 5-8 inches fresh new. Fun groups from all over the world playing with us. Amazing folks spending time, sharing their birthday celebration and reunions of old skier buddies. After yesterday's blower like conditions, today brought us some ...Continue Reading
As you all may know by now, Our January was not the best. February turned out to be a bit better but still not quite what we were hoping for. March on the other hand... March seems to have started off on a much better foot. As we rolled up to our cabin on this first day of March, we were greeted...Continue Reading
And so it begins, our 2014-15 Powdercat season is a go!
After an interesting early part of December where we didn’t receive much snow, the faucet turned on last Saturday night and since then we’ve received around 2 feet of the season saving snow. For those who aren’t here in the valley, after a huge 3-5 feet of snow just before Thanksgiving, we were dealt a not so kind, rain crust that really put a damper on things. Seriously, it wasn’t just a rain crust, but more like an ice skating rink layer on the surface of the snow that derailed our staff training and got us thinking about bad things like postponing our opening.Continue Reading
We knew today had a chance to be one of the deepest days of our season as all the forecasts were pointing to a ton of moisture coming our way. Luckily the forecasters were right this time and 11-inches was on the stake when we arrived at the cabin around 10:30 am. At 11:30 am, not an hour later, there was 15″ on the snow stake. Say what? It snowed all day long like this off and on. Not only did it snow, it was nuclear type snow, dumping inches per hour at times and just hammering. The orographics were in full force as this low pressure system is sitting and spinning on us, producing powder of epic proportions.Continue Reading