Two weeks to go at Red

We broke trail from the skin up point to the top of Roberts, after skiing the Gun barrel we went back up and no one else had been up the trail. When we got to the Gun Barrel we went further along the peak and went down a run called the Y chute which was… Continue reading Two weeks to go at Red

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Below average winter

That 9cm in 24 hours was on the 15th and we haven’t had any new snow till last night its now the 20th. We got 2cm, which we believe is not worth reporting on the snow report but because its the worst winter I have experienced we’re happy to take anything :), it was a… Continue reading Below average winter

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Rossland and Red Mountain

Above is the Kootney sea from the top of Sally’s alley a run on Red mountain. You can see Salley’s alley from town in photo below, which I took earlier in the season. Below is a view from the same spot with no Kootney sea (inversion fog) of the town Rossland and 9 K’s further… Continue reading Rossland and Red Mountain

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Sunrise to Sunset

Last time I wrote I said there was snow in the forecast and in the morning there was a nice sunrise ( taken from the front door) the sunrise and sunset to me normally means the weather is changing and there is a front on the way, which it did but unfortunately we only got… Continue reading Sunrise to Sunset

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Having fun in the mountains

Today we skied the other side of the ridge for the first time this winter and then walked back up and skied the Field of Dream’s. we don’t ski it very often because its not always safe to go there avalanche wise and when we do, we ski it with extra care and support for… Continue reading Having fun in the mountains

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Still no new Snow

Been here a month now with two months to go :-). Above is a photo taken off Red’s web Cam last Friday as I was having my breakfast at home and getting ready to head up the hill. It is of the Paradise chair with the North face of Mt Roberts on the right which… Continue reading Still no new Snow

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Week three

Been here 3 weeks now, since I last wrote we have been ski touring again off the ridge line in the photo. Down through the tree’s and also from where I’m standing down to the creek and then we skin back up, for another run, we do 3 runs on our little tour ending back… Continue reading Week three

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From 2021 into 2022

The above photo was taken on New years eve, a beautiful end to 2021 especially ski-in the 60 cm of dry snow through the tree’s for 4 days at the end of the year. In the last photo of my last post which was taken from the town looking up at Mt Roberts and Red… Continue reading From 2021 into 2022

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Xmas and the end of 2021

Hope you all had a safe and Happy Xmas, here in Rossland we woke up to 15cm of fresh snow overnight Xmas eve and 25cm over the past 24 hours. This happens most times I’ve been here on Xmas eve and into Xmas day, it didn’t fail me this year either. Its a real joy.… Continue reading Xmas and the end of 2021

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Journey to Canada

Leaving Sumner beach behind last Friday I was on my way to Canada having a family weekend at my brother Gary’s in Amberley before flying out on Monday 20th. I had my International pre departure covid test on the Saturday and Sunday got the all clear to go with a negative. test Monday Gary drove… Continue reading Journey to Canada