Monthly Archives: November 2010

State of the Backcountry…It’s On!

By Rob McCormick I spent Thanksgiving week in Florida soaking up eighty degree temps while salivating over Tahoe weather reports as storm after storm pounded the Sierra Nevada. I heard rumors of “chest deep to rocks”, patrol sleds stuck on … Continue reading

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Speedflying?

This looks slightly exhilarating

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Snowbound!

Day after day of new snow has pounded Northern California resulting in the highest pre Thanksgiving snow totals in over a decade.  Choking deep, bottomless powder has been reported at local ski areas and in the backcountry.  Ski touring is … Continue reading

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Instant Winter

Over a foot of new snow fell in Truckee and Squaw Valley last night with close to two feet along the Pacific Crest. Partly sunny skies this morning were apparently a sucker hole as we are expected to receive another … Continue reading

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Goodbye Wheeling Season, Hello Skiing Season!

Fall is the perfect season to get out and explore backcountry jeep trails in the Truckee/Tahoe Region. Occasional rain keeps trails free of dust and cooler weather is great for engines that tend to run hot. Jeeping is a great … Continue reading

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Colorado Powder

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SnowBomb Goes Off Again! This Time in Santa Clara

The SnowBomb Ski and Board Festival had another explosive weekend, this time in South Bay. Sunday afternoon featured a performance by the all female Led Zeppelin cover band Zepparella. Here are some photos from the weekend.

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More Snow Blankets Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley picked up another 5 inches of snow above 8,000 feet yesterday in addition to the foot of wet snow that fell over the weekend. Conditions seem to be heading in the right direction for the anticipated opening day … Continue reading

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SnowBomb Blows Up Fort Mason

Thousands of snow enthusiasts turned out for the SnowBomb Ski and Board Festival held at Fort Mason in San Francisco last weekend. The event had something for everyone including equipment manufacturers, ski resort and hotel operators, and product and trip … Continue reading

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