Archive | February, 2010

Tam-McArthur Rim

In early February we spent three nights in the new Three Sisters Backcountry yurts at the base of Tam-McArthur Rim on the edge of the Three Sisters Wilderness. Given the El Nino weather pattern influencing our winter weather, we knew good skiing would require high elevation and north-facing aspects. With the yurts situated at 6600’, the Rim pointing almost due… Read More

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Ski Culture – Kootenay Style

If you have ever travelled through interior British Columbia and skied in or around the snow filled Kootanays, you have likely seen Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine (KMC). It is an artfully created print mag that revolves around living life in the Kootenays – life inextricably linked to ski culture, mountains and the pursuits therein. West Kootenay based ski photographer Dave… Read More

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G3 Onyx Alpine touring Binding update

I mounted up the latest production model of the G3 Onyx binding this fall. Although by all appearances the same binding as the beta model released last winter, the 2010 production version is actually a more refined version. The primary changes are as follows: •    Reduction of force required to open toe jaws to allow for easier toe entry •   … Read More

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Field Report From Sorcerer Lodge

We heard from Tannis up at Sorcerer Lodge near Golden, BC last week.  Here is what she had to say about the conditions in January… My week in Jan at Sorcerer was excellent! We had better than average stability, excellent skiing and sunshine! What more could you hope for! The following week, however, was a bit more of a challenge…. Read More

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British Columbia Lodges Photo Contest

British Columbia Lodges Photo Contest

The Backcountry Lodges of British Columbia Association (BLBCA) recently announced  its first ever photo contest. The show and tell style contest has three categories: skiing, hiking and wildlife/nature. “This photo contest is for those who have a reputation for babbling on about the deep powder days, meandering summer hikes and chance wildlife encounters they’ve experienced in British Columbia’s world-renowned backcountry.”… Read More

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