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Crevasses

The ski season is not completely on. The snow pack is very thin, the ground is not well covered, especially the unleveled rocky ground that we have in the White Pass area. So far, the only decent ski conditions are found on glaciers. Now, backcountry users are very aware about avalanches,but, sometime not very aware…

Nice article

Last year, I had the chance to lead a tour for some journalist. We were not so lucky with the weather and snow conditions, but Ryan Creary and Ryan Stewart are very good professional and you can see the article in the November issue of  Backcountry Magazine

Kluane icefields, Saint Elias range

Ski season is not over in the Yukon. May was probably the best month of the 2013-13 ski season with the best conditions. The snow was good, better stability and quality and the weather was not too bad…with a lot of fresh snow and temperatures cold enough to keep it good. End of may we…

good skiing…

A warm front brought a bit of new fresh and wet snow and a lot of wind. So we got approx 20cm of new snow near the Summit, but we also had close to 70km/h of SW wind shifting for SE, temp was close to 0 on monday then dropped to -15c on wednesday. A…

spring celebration

  Spring is here, So far it did not bring new snow or warm temperature, but some nice sunny days, so it was enough to go to Haines Pass for a couple of days. Sun was shining, days are getting longer but temperature did not rise up to -15c during the day and close to…

Haines Pass

Haines Pass, what a nice play ground for skiers. There are diverse kind of slopes, from gentle large, steep couloirs or nice ridge line. Just like in White Pass area, the winter so far, is a bit different of what we are expecting. But last week, the weather finally gets better and gave us a…

Into the frozen Yukon Wild

Paul Karchut, a very good telemarked and a journalist from Alberta was in the Yukon to see how people are enjoying the winter up here. He wrote a nice article and check is blog, you will find some good ideas there. Go there : http://toqueandcanoe.com/2013/01/23/intothefrozenyukonwild/

Halcyon

Finally a very good day of skiing. Ski season has been starting slowly this winter. We were waiting weeks for new fresh snow. It is not perfect, but is becoming better with the last snowfall. The White Pass area has received approximatively 60 centimetres of new fresh snow since last week, and the wind calm…