10 days ago, we thought it was all over. It was hot, it was muddy and every last bit of powder was gone. Yes, every last bit of powder was gone. There was no real snow we could count on in the forecast so with a heavy heart, we pulled the plug on the season. It wasn't what we wanted to do but it was...Continue Reading
We are once again getting our asses kicked by Mother Nature. We know we are not the only ones this winter feeling her wrath but it still hurts, real bad. It's been now a week since we started cancelling most trips. We ran a few cats over the weekend with gamers but now, we are not even tempting fol...Continue Reading
When we got in the cat today, we told everybody that they were going adventure skiing. It included going to terrain we have never been to, it included some traverses we have never done and it included some scenery we have never seen. Everybody obliged. In powder drought conditions like we are cur...Continue Reading
Today started off interesting. We didn't nail the soft snow on the first run. Once we found the soft snow, it was a little further away than we are typically used to. Because of this, our guides were feeling the strain of the current drought we are experiencing. Wrapped up in the slight bit if anxie...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