Spring skiing

 The season is not over yet, for me it looks like it is the best time of the year, with endless daylight and still reasonable temperatures, not too cold but not too warm. Stability is better than all winter long if you avoid being too late on the slopes. With a hard snowpack, it is easy…

Haines

You do not need a special occasion to go to Haines Alaska, if you like unusual lifestyle, something wild, Haines is the place. But, it is powder time and the Freeride World Tour stopped in Haines for a week, another good reason to go and meet friends and pro-riders. It was very inspiring for the…

Haines Pass ski conditions

I have skied on different locations on the Canadian side of the Pass the last 3 days, weather was great. Ski conditions are not too bad, even good to very good in some places, not very deep powder but cold non-cohesive and soft snow. General stability improved greatly.  Snowpack still a bit wind affected (…

Zamboni Couloir

Since a few days, conditions are not too bad at White Pass, the last snow storm brought a lot of wind of course, but also some good fresh snow, it is up to us to find it. So far it is a regular winter with regular amount of snow and pretty usual conditions for this…

Haines Pass new guidebook

I am very happy It has been a long journey, since my first ski trip on the Haines Pass, till the release of this book, 8 years have flown by. On my first trips, I did not know the area, I could not find any info, so I explored the area, sometimes with local friends…

Summer skiing

It is the end of July, the Yukon summer is not completely over, we should still have 2 or 3 weeks of warm temperatures. But, the night is back, oh not the real dark night, nothing compare to the long winter night, but compare to the endless days of June and July, it makes a…

Januaril

Are the ski conditions still good? Do people really still care?  In town there is no more snow left, bike trails are nice and dry. A lot of people are in mountain bike and canoe mode right now. But, for real skiers, the season is just at his best.  Even after a very mild winter with…

Is the ski season over?

I have spent the last days with a good team skiing at Haines Pass. Spring is very early this year, now we have the snow conditions we normally have in early May. Does it mean skiing is not possible, or not good?. Of course not, I usually ski till at least mid-may from the road…