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Backcountry Skiing with Kids

Backcountry Skiing with Kids   If you are an avid backcountry skier, you naturally want to bring your kids. There is nothing better than sharing a passion with your loved ones. You are a good parent, so you are asking yourself, “Would a responsible parent take their kids skiing in the backcountry?” My answer is,…

May in March

I spent the week on Haines Pass , things changed dramaticaly since last week. When we arrived, we were welcomed by a heavy rain and crazy warm temperature, +5c at the Pass. We went for a quick tour to assess the conditions, of course it was horrible, it is not so often to see so…

Family Backcountry is fun

Yes, skitouring with kids is fun. And yes, you can bring your kids safely in the backcountry. Heidi and Kiona started at 6 and 7 years old. Skitouring equipment is getting lighter and better every year. So much easier for kids. If you wan to bring your kids in the wild mountains, equipment is the…

South facing

A new little video clip form one of our last day in the Coastal range, in between Alaska and Yukon. In the middle of the boreal winter, I like to ski on South facing slopes to get a bit of sun. Click on the image below to see the clip.    

Winter is back

Skiers are depressed because of the unusual absence of snow in the Whitehorse area. But in the mountains, it is not too bad, even better than some previous years. Snow amount is not too bad, close to 1 meter at White Pass summit, and the stability is mostly good.Not a lot of depth hoar yet,…

Dry winter…

I would like to share pictures of great snow and good skiing…. But, so far we have a very dry winter. White Pass is a bit better than Haines Pass but the amount of snow is well below the normal for this time of the year. It is possible to ski, we had some nice…

Not too bad

After the crazy warm early December and the low amount of precipitation we had, the ski conditions are not too bad. The last snowfall has left between 15 and 25cm of new fresh cold snow. So far, this nice surface layer has been just a bit affected by the north wind. The good thing, with the warm…