30November 2016

How have the conditions been so far?

Will Mother Nature deliver?

Every year, just before it’s truly winter, there’s that familiar mix of anxiety/excitement….

Is winter coming back? For real?

We feel it too. Powder turns from last year canĀ feel like a distant memory.

The latest updates from the field? Nothing to worry about, friends.

It’s already getting EPIC out there!


Rudi taste-testing the fresh pow. He likes.

Another conditions check trip landed at the end of a storm that dumped 60cm on an already-developing snowpack.

And for the first day, it just kept on dumping. SCORE.


Jeff’s ‘can you believe how good this is?’ face.

At 140cm for the total snowpack already, we’re off to a better than normal start.

On top of that, the base is really well settled for the Purcells this year, which makes for supportive skiing and great coverage in the alpine, already.


Blower. Oh yes.

And it’s not even December yet!

Though the valley bottom may try to fool you, where the helicopter goes, the skiing is downright outstanding.

In the alpine, it’s a different world. The blower snow keeps stacking up.

And there’s nothing but more white gold to come.

Want to get out here this year?


Russell only gets to be out for the pre-season, but he highly recommends it.


Wherever you are, we hope winter is coming your way!

Out here, no question, she’s back.

– Katie