Winter is here
Above photo is of Keith Robine, who will be running a Canadian Avalanche Association Recreational Avalanche Course in our territory on the 16-18 Dec. We'll drop the group up at the top, and they'll learn to assess avalanche hazards, dig snow pits, and use avalanche transceivers before ski-touring back down to the highway.
They've been up there ski-touring in knee to hip-deep powder, exploring new territory as they punch the snow roads up the mountain.
Neither El Nino nor La Nina, this year the jet stream should stay right on top of us and send us dump after dump of powder.
Talk about strange weather today - a warm and sunny Remembrance Day. I spent 7 years in the military doing those parades, and every single year there was stiff cold winds and sleet, and fingers frozen to rifles and swords. Glad that's behind me. Far better things to be doing in cold weather!
The last couple of warm days have consolidated the snowpack, and now it's cooling down and snowing again, so we should have fresh powder over a firm base. How good is that?