Report from May 6, 2022, and written by the Blackbird Mountain Guides team Type 1 fun season is in full swing up here at the corn skiing capital of the world – Mount Shasta! After receiving a wallop of season-saving storms in mid-April, conditions are starting to feel a bit more spring-like. The corn snow on West facing aspects between 9,000’ and 13,000’ is mind-blowing […]
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Report from December 4th, 2021, and written by Sarah Newsome with Blackbird Mountain Guides Objective: Hiram Peak North and Northeast Face via Highland Lakes Road When: December 4, 2021 Vertical: 1200 feet of skiable snow Snow Surfaces: Facets, Breakable Crust, Melt Freeze It’s rare to get to Mt Hiram with such ease in December. With Highland Lake Road open and mostly […]
Brought to you by The Tahoe Fund Whether you’re a backcountry rookie or professional ski mountaineer, keeping your skills sharp is a life-long process. For the second year running, Take Care Tahoe is hosting Backcountry Safety Awareness Week, December 13-18th. It’s a mix of online programming and in-person events to promote backcountry safety and education, and best of all, it’s […]
Blackbird Mountain Guides, a provider of innovative avalanche courses and expertly guided mountain adventures, are excited to announce a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Avalanche Course Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to acknowledge structural racism that has contributed to a lack of representation in the ski industry and make backcountry skiing more accessible and representative of […]
October Powder Skiing in Mt. Rose, NV Backcountry with BlackBird Mountain Guides: Best October Turns Ever?
This article was originally published by Zeb Blais on Blackbirdmountainguides.com The Storm Tahoe just got completely plastered with snow. Typical of many Tahoe storms, this one began warm and wet and got increasingly colder and deeper by the time the storm clouds significantly cleared yesterday. The previous base was nil on many aspects prior to this storm, with north aspects above […]