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Weekly Shred Report – 28th April 2014

Hey there,

Sad times, the resorts are closing, the snow is still falling, the winds are calm and the sun is shining. Oh how i love spring skiing, minus the rain of course.

First up sorry folks for the infrequent posting, i’ll do better next season.
In better news, i’ll be writing a season that was account of the Alberta and BC ski season in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
Almost lastly, we’ll be expanding our maps to France and potentially New Zealand this year so tweet us your preference! We’ll also be looking at expanding and improving our capture of LIVE resort snow data from the awesome and amazing folks at MountainWeather.com.

For the last week of the 13/14 ski season, let’s go crazy, put on some onesie’s, fluro leg warmers and glide across the slush and review the snowfall for the last week.

Resort of the week

This week’s resort of the week with a final hurrah is Whistler Blackcomb with a spring time 16cm to go with the lovely warm temps. Nothing like some last minute back country before the Mountain Bikers arrive.
Oh and i heard this years World Ski and Snowboard Festival was pretty freakin amazing as well so big up Whistler!

P.S Hudson Bay Mountain oh yeah!!

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Top 10 Resorts with the most fresh snow

Let’s see the top 10 resorts across the slushy warming land:

  1. Whistler/Blackcomb British Columbia 16cm
  2. Nakiska Ski Area Alberta 14cm
  3. Cypress Mountain British Columbia 12cm
  4. Sunshine Village Alberta 8cm
  5. Mt Washington Alpine Resort British Columbia 7cm
  6. Lake Louise Alberta 6cm
  7. Marmot Basin Alberta 5cm
  8. Grouse Mountain British Columbia 4cm
  9. Hudson Bay Mountain British Columbia 4cm
  10. Panorama Mountain British Columbia 3cm

Have fun!
Jussy

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Weekly Shred Report – 5th April 2014

G’day skiers and boarders alike,

How amazing is this snow!!! Just the car park at Louise was knee deep. March was incredible, April keeps it coming.

How incredible, well lets take moment and look at some of the stats from around the hills:

  • Lake Louise saw a 23% increase in its base in March
  • WhiteWater had a 26% increase in its base jumping from 228cm to 309.
  • Sunshine had a better February but was a reasonable 18% increase from 170cm to 209cm.

Let’s stop now and focus in on Fernie, because they had a March that will be held to remember for the ages.
Of the 31 days in March, Fernie had 26 days with fresh snowfall!

Fernie’s base increase:

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And incase you though April might be dying off, check out Sunshine Village LIVE from our friends at MountainWeather.ca

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Resort of the week

Ok let’s get onto this week’s resort of the week, and no surprises it’s Fernie with another massive week, 135cm!

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Top 10 Resorts with the most fresh snow

Ok now onto our top 10 resorts for the week:

  1. Fernie Alpine British Columbia 135
  2. Whitewater British Columbia 97
  3. Castle Mountain Alberta 89
  4. Sunshine Village Alberta 74
  5. Lake Louise Alberta 65
  6. Kicking Horse British Columbia 51
  7. Cypress Mountain British Columbia 41
  8. Whistler/Blackcomb British Columbia 39
  9. Revelstoke Mountain British Columbia 39
  10. Red Resort British Columbia 36

Have fun! Jussy

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Weekly Shred Report – 22nd Mar 2014

Hey fellow snow hounds,

It’s been an incredible March for snowfall but the temperatures have been all over the place making for some crazy upside down layers of snow.
This and this is a costly and timely reminder that for those of us enjoying the mountains, we need to be constantly aware of the conditions.

Ok, lets get into some better news. What a month we’re having!

Fernie for example has a 30%+ increase in it’s base over Feb-Mar. Kicking Horse during the same period had a 25% increase, check it out below:

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Resort of the week

This week’s resort of the week with an Australian ski seasons (186cm) worth of snow in only a week, again is Fernie. Kicking Horse wasnt far behind!

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Top 10 Resorts with the most fresh snow

Ok now onto our top 10 resorts for the week:

  1. Fernie Alpine British Columbia 186
  2. Kicking Horse British Columbia 108
  3. Whitewater British Columbia 99
  4. Castle Mountain Alberta 95
  5. Panorama Mountain British Columbia 91
  6. Lake Louise Alberta 87
  7. Hemlock Valley Resort British Columbia 82
  8. Hudson Bay Mountain British Columbia 52
  9. Mt Seymour British Columbia 49
  10. Cypress Mountain British Columbia 4

Apologies for the tardiness between posts.

Have fun! Jussy

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Weekly Shred Report – 9th Mar 2014

Howdy friends welcome to this week’s shred report!

Go March! Go marching straight to the hills, this is incredible! As usual March has come home with the cookies and laid down some brilliant fresh powder for us to chow down on.

Lets home some winds die down but wow this is what we’ve been waiting for.

Resort of the week

This week’s resort of the week with a season’s worth of snow in 1 week (which makes me question the data but hey) is Fernie. Closely followed by Whitewater who must be digging themselves out of this much snow.

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Top 10 Resorts with the most fresh snow

Ok now onto our top 10 resorts across the freezing blue bird land:

  1. Fernie Alpine British Columbia 180
  2. Whitewater British Columbia 174
  3. Kicking Horse British Columbia 105
  4. Panorama Mountain British Columbia 96
  5. Silver Star British Columbia 86
  6. Sunshine Village Alberta 78
  7. Castle Mountain Alberta 76
  8. Apex Mountain British Columbia 61
  9. Revelstoke Mountain British Columbia 60
  10. Cypress Mountain British Columbia 60
Have fun!
Jussy
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Weekly Shred Report – 1st Mar 2014

G’day folks welcome to this week’s shred report.

Spring welcome’s us and with the best lead up possible. Several storms have graced us with their snow and we have a great spring in the making.

For those thinking it’s too cold out there right now, well you’ve been missing some amazing pow days!

Resort of the week

This week’s resort of the week is a joint effort between Apex Mountain and Mt Seymour both receiving some epic days earlier in the week bringing their total to 67cm.

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Top 10 Resorts with the most fresh snow

Ok now onto our top 10 resorts across the freezing blue bird land:

  1. Apex Mountain British Columbia –  67
  2. Mt Seymour British Columbia –  67
  3. Grouse Mountain British Columbia –  58
  4. Cypress Mountain British Columbia –  54
  5. Hemlock Valley Resort British Columbia –  42
  6. Fernie Alpine British Columbia –  36
  7. Mt Washington Alpine Resort British Columbia –  35
  8. Whitewater British Columbia –  34
  9. Whistler/Blackcomb British Columbia –  29
  10. Kimberley British Columbia – 2
Have fun!
Jussy
Ski Cam Of The Week Red Mountain Featured

Ski Cam of the Week – Red Mountain

Week #9

After last week’s huge dumping of snow, lighting up pretty much all of the western Canadian ski fields.  This week we’ve been blown away by strong cold winds scouring the surface and blowing away the light dusting we received. On the plus side we’ve been blessed with bluebird skies.

I think this camera from the amazing Red Mountain resort in Rossland.

Big shout out to the folks at Big Red Cats who run a brilliant cat skiing operation.

Jussy

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