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Fun pow and extended season

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The storms have finally abated and it’s time for powder and sunshine in the North Cascades. We have extended the season until March 26th. Come to Mazama and enjoy our deep snowpack.
(Photo courtesy of John Forsen).

The only scarcity around here is the lack of tracks, Jack.

Powder paradise

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Shredding the untracked at the yurt.

Looking ahead to 2014

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Tomorrow is that somewhat bittersweet (more sweet than bitter) last day of operations for the 2013 season. Glad to be closing it out with deep pow, sunshine and happy guests!

Thanks to all the folks who made the trek to the end of the road to ski or ride with us this season. Also thanks to our sponsors: BCA, DaKine, Helly Hansen, K2 Skis , K2 Snowboarding, and Smith Optics. And our partners at the the Freestone Inn, Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies, and of course, the Mazama Store who made sure no guest went hungry at lunch or at the yurt.


Cold March pow

Cold March pow

Looking ahead to 2014, we anticipate the 2014 season to run from January 24th to March 23rd, 2014. This shortened season is due to our user day issue. We’d like to run longer but that is not possible at this time nor may ever be.

In addition to the Barron yurt being sold out, many weekends in February and March are also sold out or close to it. Blackout dates for our heli programs are as follows:

February 4-6th, room for 1 group of 4 left

Feb 9-11th sold out

Feb 13-15th sold out

Feb 21-23 sold out

Feb 28-March 1 sold out

March 7-8 sold out

March 13-16 sold out

Don’t delay getting in touch if you are considering a trip to the North Cascades in 2014.

Still skiing pow in the North Cascades

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Great day out with the McShred Crew.

skiing pow

Not always wise to call it from the office!

Jan 19th sun and pow

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Thanks to Rick, Brad, Luke and Laura for coming out and skiing with us this weekend. We’ll see you in March!

March powder

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The storms are hitting the North Cascades, boosting our nation-leading snowpack to the highest depths of the winter.
Here, father and son team Mike and John lay down some tracks on Silver Star.

Heli Touring with Off-Piste Magazine

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Thanks to Dave Waag of Off-Piste Magazine for sharing these shots from his trip up here last week.

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Powder mag senior editor fact checking at NCH

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

John Stifter busts through the pow on a pair of K2 Pon2oons. Great snow conditions at North Cascade Heli and the storms keep coming!

(Photo: Bob Legasa)

It’s on in the North Cascades

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

2′ of new in our parking lot since this morning. Out skiing in the cat today!

Snowy cars

Pics from today

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Happy snowboarders from snow starved Cali. Boot-top and fun to ride.

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More snow in the forecast starting this weekend!