Champagne Powder

I’ve never actually skied in champagne powder but I hear it’s nice.  It’s -17C in Calgary this evening and I just finished shovelling about 8cms of lovely champagne powder.  It was...

Where Are The Powder Pockets?

It’s looking decidedly gloomy in the mountains this morning – see Lake Louise webcam shot in the header photo for this post.  But that generally means snow is on the way.  I also checked...

Spectacular Sunrise at Lake Louise

This year I set up the ‘You Report’ page so you can submit your own reports and pictures. This used to be a fairly popular activity on Powderwatch but since I switched to the blog format o...

Some Rain and Some Hero Snow at Fernie

I got pretty excited when I saw the Fernie snow report today, 50cms in 48hrs.  But when I checked in on Craig’s Tumblr Blog it wasn’t quite as perfect as I’d imagined.  It still so...

Fun In The Sun At Panorama

The plan was to ski at Kicking Horse today – at least that was my plan. But it was after midnight when we poured our last glass of Whiskey and toasted Robbie Burns one more time. Needless to say...

Revelstoke Is Tempting

We did get a decent amount of snow in the mountains yesterday and it seemed to be shared pretty evenly from the coastal range to the Kootenays to the Rockies.  But Revelstoke topped them all with 23c...

Snow On The Horizon

There’s snow in the forecast for the remainder of the week but it doesn’t look like a major storm system.  These are the ones where you could get a surprise somewhere with an sizeable acc...

Are You Real People?

I’ve been having a discussion with Derek lately about how many real people are visiting Powderwatch.  Our traffic has taken off in the last two years but we get zero feedback from our visitors....