wind at White Pass

A small overview of snow conditions at White Pass: watch the video


beginning of the ski season

Ski season is starting slowly. For now, the snowpack seems to be a bit below average for this time of the year and it is really wind affected.
It is possible to ski but at low elevation the ski is not great, rocks and trees are not well buried and there is a risk to have your ski or leg trapped in holes, risk to be injured is real.
However, it is possible to ski correctly in gullies where the snow has been accumulated by the wind but be aware this kind of terrain can be a perfect terrain trap in case of avalanche that often occur in this kind of feature.
In higher elevation, ski conditions are a bit better, especially on glacier but access could be tricky.
More information about snow conditions here :

sunrise on Caribou Mountain

Sunrise on Caribou Mountain

A bit later sunrise on White Pass, the Boundary Peaks.

From left to right: The Knee and the two peaks of Carmack, Cleveland South-East summit and Feather peak.

The Knee and the two peaks of Carmack.

Out house hill and the South Klondike highway.

Looking South toward Laughton and Sawtooth.

Wind at work transporting snow.


Even if snow conditions are not great, it is however possible to make some good turns in decent snow.

So season is starting slowly but snow is on his way … be ready, pretty soon we will have good conditions.

Have fun and play safe.



Winter is here….welcome winter.

Winter is here, welcome winter.

The backcountry ski season is just about to start now with the last snowfalls. It is already possible to ski at Haines Pass, and White Pass is going to provide good ski conditions soon. A good way to be informed and to post informations that you have : the CAC discussion forum

-And you, are you ready?

We are lucky to have at least two professional avalanche specialists providing interesting and useful courses. Check for opportunities and details : Avalanche North or The Sharp end

-Is your equipment ready?

Do not forget to check your binding set up. A lot of skiers think that their bindings are OK but they are not. Nothing is too bad than having some good bindings but not able to save you from a bad knee because of a wrong adjustement. If you are not sure, check on the user notice or on your bindings brand website. You can also ask to your closer ski shop, we are lucky to have two good ones not too far. Up North Adventures in Whitehorse and the Mountain Shop in Skagway.

And do not forget to check on the Yukon Avalanche Association website for a lot of new exciting things for the coming ski season.

Have a good and safe winter.


New press release

In the number 8 of Ski rando magazine, you can find an interesting article about a ski trip in Alaska and the Yukon. Click on the picture below to know more.