10-March-2016: La Niña Revelstoke Ride Report

I feel like I could cut and paste the last 5 ride reports, as it is the same old record playing over and over.  The bonus is that it is a pretty good record, like CCR Greatest Hits or something you don't mind hearing a thousand times. 

All joking aside, I am laying in bed and typing this ride report as it pours rain outside my window. Luckily, freezing levels have been sitting at 1000m the last few days so this is translating into a proper snowpack in the alpine elevations. We had some healing to do after the weekend where the freezing levels shot to the moon and punched all the beautiful powder. The snow through the week has been 'hero' snow and you can half throttle pretty much anywhere. There are still the odd pockets of fluffy snow on high, northerly aspects and that is where I have been seeing the most avalanche action. It appears that luck is on our side this week as this storm is the first (and heaviest) of three slated to hit us through to the weekend. Again, I can promise no sun but it will likely make some short appearances here and there in between wind and snow. Avalanche conditions are climbing with the snowpack and the layers are getting very complicated with all the precipitation and temperature changes and differences in elevations. You really have to be on your toes to be riding avalanche terrain in these conditions and remind yourself that it is never too late in the season to brush up on skills and practice!!

Patches of gravel at the lower elevation trail sections on Boulder and Frisbee but easy to avoid still and pretty fun smashing the slush at the end of the day. Groomers still in full effect and doing a great job on both mountains as well. 

Team Riderz getting after the hot pow!

Team Riderz getting after the hot pow!