YVR stopover en route to Burnie Glacier


Today I’m flying to to Smithers for two weeks of skiing. In the past two weeks they’ve got well over 200 cm of storm snow and it’s forecast to keep coming down hard this week. High Avalanche hazard, storm, crazy amounts of snow! But I’m stoked, I’ve worked Burnie in all conditions and the beauty of the area is that it has always delivered a good week of skiing, every time. That’s saying something — I’ve skied and guided there almost every winter since 2004.

This week I’m guessing we’ll get to know Tom George mountain and Solitaire Meadows well — the awesome and safe tree skiing out the door of the chalet — while we bide our time waiting for the weather window that makes skiing on the glaciers worthwhile!

The long term forecast suggests a weakening in the storms in about a week… Fingers crossed for the Colorado crew flying in next. They earned it, after weathering the clag and warm temperatures they had at Burnie last year!

Meanwhile… Let it snow! ❄️❄️❄️