Archive for February, 2011

Another sweet video from the Barron Yurt

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Jeff got to spend a quality week up at the yurt and put together this video from a couple of different trips.

Single seat open on Monday 2/28, availability next week!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Seat open on Monday for a standard heli-ski program. Good group of skiers. Conditions are the best of the season- knee deep blower. Call the office to book.

We have availability Tues-Thursday, then are fully booked for the weekend.

Here’s what Larry Schick Grand Poobah of Pow over at Ski Washington had to say about next week and the following:

By Sunday it will be dumping again and low snow level 1000ft. You’ll arrive to new snow on Sunday and it will snow all day. It will basically start snowing Saturday night and continue off and on (mainly on) until Wednesday – snow level rises slightly to 2000-3000 ft. Count me in – can you say “epic”? There will be 2- 4ft new over the period (Sun-Wed). Details are challenging this far in advance and could change, but expect more new snow for sure , with low snow levels! Now this is the big news….

It looks like the first half of March will be cool and snowy in the mountains – this is the classic Cascade La Nina consistency I have been babbling about since last summer – it’s here. Ya gotta go for it. I have many days already scheduled to take off from the salt mines for the next two weeks, so I will be hitting the new Cascade powder, as it continues to dump. I’ll try and get to updating this powder alert occasionally, but ya know, I got my priorities.

See ya Monday, Larry!


Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Some excellent snow conditions out in the North Cascades these days.
Rick Johnson and crew were here over the past weekend for three days of exclusive use. This short clip is from Sunday, warming up on Red Rocks Bowl leading into a 19 run / 30,000-plus vertical extravaganza of great pow and bluebird skies.

Video from this week

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Jeff chases his shadow down the Lyall glacier:

Big storm with lots of precip forecasted for tonight and tomorrow. You should blow off Valentines day and come heli skiing on Monday or Tuesday. After that we’re fully booked until March 1st.

Powder and bright blue

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Thanks to Jason, Chad, Big B and the gang for coming out and enjoying some of the best ski conditions this season, along with two stunning blue bird days. Who says there is no good skiing and riding in Washington State right now?

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Powder in the North Cascades

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Here’s a few shots from last weekend. Since then we have picked up almost foot of new. Snow in the forecast for this weekend.

Powder in the North Cascades

Skiers on the Lyall Glacier 2 5 11

Skiers on the Lyall Glacier 2 5 11

Have some availability next week for you powder starved folks….

Fly with me

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Fly the friendly skies of the North Cascades to Powderville with Seamus O’Daimhin and a B3 Astar. The skiing is great though the ride may cause you to forget temporarily.
Call NCH to book your flight.

(Photo courtesy of Jim Reiff)

Tasty conditions

Monday, February 7th, 2011

We skied some fine snow conditions last Saturday. The valley floor just received several inches and the mountains much more. We expect more winter conditions headed our way next weekend. Not getting the quality riding and skiing this winter you would like? Come out to Mazama and feed that jones.


Friday, February 4th, 2011

Another great session at the yurt this past week. We have a few slots left open this season for groups that want to highlight their winter with the Northwest’s most unique and spectacular overnight backcountry touring experience.

Foot of new and bright blue

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The North Cascades benefited from the last system that moved though last weekend, dropping around a foot of new. And now, with high pressure, we have both pow and bluebird skies. They say a picture is worth a thousands words, so what’s a video worth?