3-December-2015 : La Niña Ride Report

Revelstoke saw the most traffic at all the riding areas that I have seen in a long time over the past American thanksgiving weekend. I could not believe how many vehicles with big enclosed trailers were out. That being said, there was lot's of fresh stuff and lot's of sun to enjoy. We have been sitting under a ridge of high pressure most of the week with dry and clear conditions but had a small storm Tuesday night which only brought 10cm. The forecast is calling for some more today and a big dump on Saturday as a few more waves of a pacific frontal system move through. It will be great snow come the weekend but likely very grey. 

Avalanche conditions had stabled out quite a bit, but we had a temperature inversion over the past weekend and alot of sun - this means there will be a crust on alot of slopes. Additionally there will be surface hoar over this crust in many areas so now that this new load is introduced, it will be a very touchy avalanche situation for a few days. I would stay informed at www.avalanche.ca and keep my riding modest over the weekend, sticking to simple terrain. Groomers are out on their regular schedule at Boulder and Frisbee an trails are in good shape so see you there!

 

The sunsets have been second to none this past week in the high pressure - here Derek Wood is getting in the way of all that beauty, but it's ok, he's not so bad himself. 

The sunsets have been second to none this past week in the high pressure - here Derek Wood is getting in the way of all that beauty, but it's ok, he's not so bad himself.