Lets face it. We haven’t had snow in weeks. Legitimate snow that is. Since our last big snow event, the skiing has been great. It always is at SPC. Over the passed few days however, its been a bit challenging for us to find that pow.
FORTUNATELY we have some of the most experienced ski guides on the planet and they have the ninja-like ability ability to STILL find secrete powder stashes only the keebler elves know about.
So that was our day today. Sniffing the air, listening for solitude and harnessing the inner force to direct us to the goods. We came, we searched and we found powdery pow pow. Our photos from today prove that there is still snow up there.
Although there is still pow to ski, we found ourselves spending a good part of our day looking above to the heavens praying that a magical snow event comes by and nukes us with centillions of stellar dendrites!
Photos and today’s prayer ceremony by Ben
The weather shifted today. While the Northeast is getting hammered with feet of snow, we are in full on spring mode with 40+ degree temps at elevation. To say the least, t-shirt type skiing on creamy snow is fun but after decades of being in this business and being accustomed to powder, especially...Continue Reading
The weather forecast for today predicted blue skies. Instead we got overcast fog. Although this kind of weather is less than ideal for photos, the groups we took out didn't care. They had powder in THEIR forecast and that was more than enough to satisfy. After the first run, we swapped to our low...Continue Reading
The snow hasn't fallen in a few days but it is still deep enough and soft enough to sustain a day of jumpers. For all the best reasons, ALL of our cats today were getting airborne. From the little ones to the not so little ones, everybody was getting their tips off the ground! Images by Ben...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