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    Eastern Sierra Backcountry Snow Report

    If you are still fired up to ski the backcountry, the Sierra Nevada is living up to it’s name this spring. Read this definition for the name of our favorite mountain range, the Sierra Nevada:  In 1776, Pedro Font's map applied the name to the range...

    The last few weeks have been nothing short of incredible. Incredible skiing, incredible (incredulous?) storm hype, incredible winds, and again… incredible skiing. Tired of this overused adjective already? Read on, we’ll get more creative I promise. The week following the Feb. 18-20 storms was all time....

    This is a summary of snow conditions, the overall avalanche situation and road access in the Eastern Sierra at the beginning of May 2023. Winter is on the retreat in the Sierra. The massive amount of snow we received is giving way to spring at lower...

    Snow. It is the leading topic of conversation among winter recreationalist, and this year even more so. While we are often worried about the lack of storms as we navigate dry winters, this year is one for the record books and there is no sign...

    If you look at the numbers, skiing in the Sierra Nevada seems like a challenging undertaking. The April 1 snow totals are out, and by all measurements, we are at 35% of average statewide, although local drainages like the Mono basin is closer to 50%...

    Ah, the winter of feast or famine. What started off so promising, with a record breaking December snowpack, quickly turned to a mid winter where the headlines were major wind events and little snow.  During January and February, we were able to ferret out snow that...

    Happy spring Eastern Sierra skiers and riders! Hope you are enjoying the Sierra backcountry season so far. It's only around half way done. And with that in mind I would like this post to serve a few different purposes: 1) to help inform you about recent...

    [caption id="attachment_6600" align="aligncenter" width="598"] artwork by Kellie Day Art[/caption] I quit drinking coffee this fall. Not forever, just for 5 weeks. I do this every fall. It is not easy as I have a mild addiction to the hot beverage. It is not the effects of...