The mountains received a healthy dose of snowfall last weekend, as shown by the photo on the right. This was taken at Powder Creek Lodge on November 3, 2015. Yes, that’s a lot of snow. Powder Creek gets good dumps! Even our local Rossland mountains didn’t fare too bad. You can see 20 cm of new snow in the other photo of my daughter Sage taken last Sunday. We have more snow in the forecast for the weekend and next week, so fingers crossed.
I actually prefer when the snow holds off till late October or early November. When we get early fall snow in the mountains, that snow sometimes causes a weak layer leading to avalanches later in the year.
This latest snowfall has people getting excited for winter. I’ve seen interest in KAC pick up over the last few days. There is now only 1 space left on our lodge based AST2 at Powder Creek January 2-9, 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your avalanche skills. You will also spend a week powder skiing at a beautiful backcountry lodge. See my page for more details.
For those using phones and tablets to access the KAC website, I apologize that the tabs have not been fully functional. I’m getting that fixed for you soon. Many of you will be getting out your touring gear in the next few weeks. The updated Trip Planner and Slope Specific Decision Tool can be downloaded and printed for you to take into the backcountry. If you need a refresher, the Discussion Paper explains its use!
Please check back. I’ll post a new blog every few weeks through the winter with impressions and stories about the 2015-16 season. I also love to see those comments and questions. It’s great to have a dialogue. You can make a comment at the bottom of any page of the website.