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Mountain Sledder Magazine | January 24, 2017

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Conditions Report: Valemount Jan 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 |

The alpine riding areas have received a sick new dose of snow over the last few days and the alpine riding is superb.    Up to 40cms has fallen so far and winds have moved it around a bit so if you find nice sheltered, lee location, it’s all-time epic. … Read More

Conditions Report: Revelstoke Jan 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 |

Brianna Lukkar photo   It had been a beautiful week of blue skies and good shredding conditions until Wednesday when the temperatures warmed up substantially and valley bottoms got really close to rain.       It was wet and it was heavy.  Luckily the mid- and high elevations stayed … Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Jan 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 |

As far as the snowpack goes, 30cm of new wet snow fell on a variety of different unstable surfaces (melt freeze crust, sun affected slopes, wind slabs, etc). That combined with a spike in temperature = danger.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see a ton of natural avalanches—hopefully no human triggered ones—in the next day or so out there.Read More

Conditions Report: Valemount Jan 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 |

We’re hot ‘n we’re cold… feel like frik’n Katy Perry.      Another week of very cold temperatures has been upon us here in the big city of Valemount. At the beginning of this week we luckily received 20-30cm of new snow which set us up for a good week … Read More

Conditions Report: Golden Jan 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 |

Cold, clear and cold are the words to describe the conditions in Golden this early January. We had a small system roll through and dump around 10-15cm in town on Monday. Otherwise, it’s been blue skies and frigid temps all week long.     Looking ahead, the cold, Arctic air … Read More

Conditions Report: Revelstoke Jan 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 |

There have been cold and dry conditions for the most part this past week. The one exception was a day long storm that hit us Monday and brought an ‘almost reset’. It filled in the tracks nicely thanks to a bit of help from the wind, but you can still feel … Read More

Conditions Report: Coast Jan 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 |

That arctic flow, she’s flowing heavy and cooooooold again! The latest dump brought Pemberton more snow than Whistler on Monday. Pemby received around 30cm while Whistler only got about 15cm. That wind, she’s still howling in the alpine! Get in those protected areas in the trees to find the goods! The … Read More

Do you carry a gun?

January 7, 2017 |

The question of carrying a gun in the backcountry while snowmobiling is a hot topic at the moment. Gun ownership and the provisions to carry them have always been touchy subjects for those south of the 49th parallel, or at least since the day all those bags of tea went overboard in … Read More

Gear Review: FXR XPE Layerwear

January 6, 2017 |

FXR XPE Layerwear review and photos by Eliisa Tennant   Merino or Bust They say that ignorance is bliss. I say that ignorance means freezing your butt off on the mountain. I had heard the rumblings around the outdoor enthusiast community about a superpower fabric. People spoke reverently when discussing the … Read More

Conditions Report: Valemount Jan 6, 2017

January 6, 2017 |

To the trees!  High winds and cold conditions have hammered the open alpine zones around Valemount this week. The access trails are holding up very well with the colder temps. We are back on to our regular schedule for the grooming fleet.     Finding good quality snow has been … Read More

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