So it begins.

From my house.
After a busy summer on the trails, and a couple of weeks of surfing in Mexico, it feels like the countdown to skiing has begun. It’s cold and wet in Rossland, with the snow-line visible just above town. The view from the highway cam at Kootenay Pass looks very snowy, and I’ve been told there’s over 30cm of good heavy base-forming snow in the alpine. For 2010/11 Red Mountain will be opening their extensively renovated base lodge, new cleared slack-country lines on Mt Grey, a yurt on Mt Kirkup, and I hope a reasonable amount of summer grooming. But with Whitewater debuting a new chairlift and doubling their terrain, a stagnating economy reducing the number of vacationing skiers generally, a high Canadian dollar discouraging the Americans, and the forecast of a cold and wet La Nina winter throughout the Pacific Northwest – this winter is shaping up as a powder skiing extravaganza for the locals at Red Mountain. Bring it on.


Filed under Eclectica, Red Mountain

2 responses to “So it begins.

  1. Bryon Budensiek

    Stoked to see the new snow. The past three winters I’ve been in Sandpoint your first post of the season is my official start of winter. Cheers to a good winter.

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