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Powder posse

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Pow posseWith the summer heat not far away, it’s time to start thinking about making some epic turns next season with good friends. As much our experience is about the flying, the mountains, the cold smoke, driving the legs and forgetting about work and worries, adventure in the North Cascades is a lot about being with your crew, experiencing ultimate moments together, and creating memories for a lifetime.
We are in and out of the office throughout the summer here in this spectacular Methow valley, but please contact us soon so we can start pulling together a trip for your powder posse.

(Photo courtesy: John Forsen)

Just like that

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Three months of winter in 10 days.
Was someone complaining about the lack of snow this season?
It has gotten deep.

Mining the goods

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Jeff strikes pay dirt at the yurt where mining for white gold lures the hopeful each season.
Maybe you need some yurt time someday.
(Photo by Larina)

Beautiful mountains, great conditions

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The last storm sure brought some much needed and high quality powder to the area. The 12th man needed some pow and we got it. The 12th man needed a Super Bowl win and, well, we definitely got that.


Friday, January 24th, 2014

The season is underway and we are finding good snow, that is, if you like powder, especially with sunshine. No groomers out here!

Warming up

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Happy 2014 and best winter wishes!
The heli season starts in two weeks and we are appreciative of the storms rolling in this week laden with moisture. It has been a lean start to this winter. This significant upcoming cycle will make a big difference.
Nonetheless, even in the leaner years we have been able to find good snow and fun slopes to enjoy in this magnificent mountain range.
Operation preparation is well under way, including stoking the first yurt fire of the year.
We are pretty much booked for this season due to our user day cap. We are taking reservations for the 2015 season which will run from the end of January to the end of March.
Here’s to a festive, productive and safe winter!

No brrr here!

Snow in the mountains

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The storms are lining up off the Pacific coast and have already coated the mountains a few times. We’ll let you know when the North Cascades Highway closes – another annual sign of winter at the doorstep.

Building of stoke

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Can you feel it? Winter on the door step.
Things are falling into place for 2014… AStar, Irish pilot, Jet A fuel, new K2 powder boards with Marker bindings, Dakine packs, BCA beacons shovels and probes, quality guide gear from Helly Hansen and Smith Optics, experienced crew, good old Methow Valley and the stunning North Cascades…
Hope you will be part of our season!

Winter 2014 looking cold and snowy

Monday, September 16th, 2013

When it comes to predicting weather and snow conditions, we tend to be optimistic as well as realistic so when the weather prognosticators out there are forecasting this winter to be cold and snowy, we’ll take it.

2013 season recap

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

A brief glimpse at another season of fun with friends and family in the beautiful North Cascades. Thanks to our guests and staff for making the past season such a fine time.

2013 season recap