Snowshoes and mountains safety

Why an article about snowshoeing here. Because mountain safety was and is always my priority and I like to share a bit of my experience if it can help. Lately, in the Yukon, the hiking community grew up very fast. Winter already here, a lot of hikers are eager to get out and enjoy the…

ZAG U-89 review

To tell you a bit about which skier I am, in the early 90s, when I first started out in ski touring, offers on the market were very limited. So to have skis with good skiability, like most of the backcountry skiers at that time, I opted for slalom skis (Dynastar race with 70 mm underfoot…

Very Early season skiing

Early season hazard Winter is just around the corner. The cold temperatures will keep you away from summer activities, and the white snow on the mountains is calling you for winter fun. So far, there is not really enough snow to ski correctly, but it is coming soon. Currently, the places that look most inviting…

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,…