Brought to you by 10 Barrel Brewing Report from Saturday, January 16, 2021 Crested Butte, CO is offering chalk, bumps, hardpack, and responsive snow. Although it has not significantly snowed in several weeks, the snow is skiing exceptionally well with few icy spots. Crested Butte has a 30″ base depth and an 83″ season total so far. Temperatures have been […]
Report from Saturday, January 9, 2021 Brought to you by 10 Barrel Brewing Crested Butte is offering wide-open runs, lots of bumps, and side hits. Some overcast and snow flurries on Friday made for hardpack and fast conditions. If you are looking to get a variety of groomers, moguls, side hits, and rock drops all in one, head to Paradise. […]
Wolf Creek, CO Report: Hardpack, Bumps, and Overcast with up to Three Feet of Powder in the Forecast
Brought to you by 10 Barrel Brewing Report from December 27, 2020 Wolf Creek has some of the best conditions and snowpack in Colorado. The snow wasn’t the best I have skied at Wolf Creek, but still relatively good. Nearly everything was moguled and the bumps provided plenty of fun. The surface was mostly hardpack with some softer spots off of […]
Winter has not had its last word yet. It seems like the March warm and dry spell has finally concluded. This last weekend we saw storms up high in the alpine dropping off about 15cm of snow. This new snow definitely made the mountain more lively and gave some life back into Whistler.
The story of this winter has been stay high up on the mountain. That is still the case now with this past storm having a freezing level of around 1600m. Snow in the alpine has been good, while tree line has had some wet snow and rain. Below this however there has just been rain, making the lower mountain mainly dirt.
Within this past week Whistler has seen a lot of sun and some clouds mixed in here and there. The mornings may be a bit icy and hardpack all over the mountain but as long as you wait until the afternoon and ski the sunny slopes you will have a good time skiing off of the groomers. These warm temperatures have made the snow pretty fun by later in the day with some soft spring skiing. Shaded areas have remained firm but the grooming has been on point making it possible to rip super fast without any worries.
I have been skiing on 7th for most days and the Coulior on the skiers right side by the […]
Over the last week the sun has been shining down on Whistler Blackcomb. It has made it possible to go deep in the alpine, go shred some soft spring snow in the sun on resort, or hit up the park. As long as you played it smart and stayed away from the shaded skied out areas you were bound to have a sunny, fun time.
I spent most of the last week going to Blackcomb. The groomers were super-fast and smooth in the morning, so I would start the day with a few laps on 7th Heaven or Glacier. I have not spent much time laying in hard groomer turns before, but it […]
It is time to go out and explore Whistler. This past week ended the rain cycle that has been tormenting Whistler for the past two or three weeks. Since Friday we have seen sun and temperatures hovering around zero degrees. The upper alpine has about an inch of dust on a nice crusty layer in shady spots. Rain runnels are prevalent on the glaciers as well as across the mountain […]
With Christmas behind us and the start of a new year ahead, Whistler is looking good. For the last week it has stayed cold up on the mountain keeping things fresh and soft, even without any recent snowfall. The wind has been blowing making for some nice wind loaded areas, and a few ice patches. Snow is variable all over the mountain because of this.
It has been completely sunny for the last few days making for some awesome skiing. You can go anywhere on the mountain as everything […]