Saturday, November 28, 2009

Snow Report: Blogger Special Rate

Hey Gang,
I think the snow is pretty good but its still a long way to drive for trails and the possibility of rippin up between the trees and bowls for most of our guests in northern AB, SK & MB. So....we are offering a special deal from Nov 28th to Dec 20th - Log and New cabin will be $125 per night flat rate and doublewide will be $100 per night flat rate (that is no charge for additional guests). The only stipulation is that it remains a 2 night minimum. I am only advertising this on our blog so you either have to call for info or read it on our blog to know about it. Happy Shoulder Season!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Snow Report: Nov 27/09

Yahoo! It was snowing at 6:30 this morning and it is still snowing and steady. It is a wet snow and has added about 3-4 inches down here at the Inn, snow ploughs are out on the highway. It is supposed to snow 15cm to day and 15cm tomorrow.

Tim from "Over The Top Rentals" was down the Flathead playing in and around McClatchie and said it was great early season riding. Better yet...nobody else around - had it to himself. I would not hesitate to say to drive 3hrs to ride here - again - early season riding. Beware standing your sled up cause when it comes down the base is not going to protect you from that stump or rock - Trent at Walt Healy in Calgary can attest to that after having a bunch of sleds back from Revy in for repairs from encounters such as that. Get your snow legs, get your tuning down and then when the big pow hits you'll be first tracks!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Snow Report: Nov 26/09

7am and the snow is crusty on top as the temp is +6 right now. Still have not lost a whole lot of snow down at the Inn and there are unconfirmed reports of 7ft of snow in places in the trees off the pipeline but this warm temp will have set that snow up. Still lots of good riding for this early in the season and likely better snow conditions as you go up in altitude. More Snow predicted this Sat. Curt home today and will have his sled ready to go and have pics from out back soon.

With this 7 degree increase be aware when riding in the alpine. Cheers!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Snow Report: Nov 20/09

It snowed all day yesterday and we ended up with 4" of snow down here at the Inn. More fell up top.
Here are photos of Rain Gauge (9km down the Flathead from Corbin Staging area) - taken last week I believe. Not bad eh?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Snowing more here and at Corbin than at Fernie and not snowing in the Pass. First shot is of Corbin staging where two sledders had already gone out. Second is where "A" road or "McCool Trail from our place comes out at Corbin Hwy (1km west of Corbin Staging area)
Third photo is of "B" road or "Tent Mtn Pass" where it comes out at Corbin Hwy. There are 7km between "A" road and "B" road access off Corbin Hwy.
Fourth photo is of "Leach" road or "The Tin Shack" where it comes out at Corbin Hwy. It is 2km from "B" road access.
Talked to Mike at Ghostrider Motorsports and he road trail at Elkford and said it was good. Talk is 6ft snow at Revy. If you are just breakin in an engine this area is close and good.

Snow Report: Nov 19/09

Started snowing this morning around 8am and it is getting a bit heavier by the hour. It is twice as heavy as this photo now at 10am. Guys have been up in Rain Gauge and say it is great for early riding.

Log Cabin and New Cabin are $175/night based on double occupancy and $15 per additional person and the Doublewide Trailer is $130/night based on double occupancy and $10 per additional person if you want to come out and take a look. Remember though - this is early season riding - no pow yet. Cheers!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Snow Report: Nov 18/09

Yesterday it was +5 and windy and raining/snowing a bit at lower altitudes but it was snowing at the Inn on and off all day and we didn't lose any of our snow. It firmed up a bit.

Today it is +1 and was lightly snowing this morning. A dusting of snow. Trails are looking good.

We are booked for Christmas and New Years and have bookings scattered throughout Jan.

The Crow Snow Riders are looking for volunteers for the ASA Jamboree this year Feb 27 & 28th. If you are interested in a position just let me know and I will get you signed up. Cheers!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Avalanche Training Info

Hi Gang,
Wanted to tell you about some Avalanche Training Opportunities.

To get a full AST 1 Certification you need to attend a Classroom session & a Field Session.

Amber Wood is hosting a classroom session in Fernie Nov 26 & 27th from 6-9 and 6-10 and one in Cranbrook all day Sat Nov 28th

Lori with is hosting a classroom session in Regina Sat Nov 28th 9am-6pm.

Field Sessions: Amber is hosting a field session in the Crowsnest Pass Jan 23rd & 24th
Lori is hosting three field sessions in Fernie Jan 3,4 & 10th.

These are just a few but they are likely the closest to us. It is going to be a fantastic season and the only thing that would make it better is if we all live to "GO BIG AND GO HOME" which is the theme for this year from presentations being made at the Calgary and Edmonton show.

Beacons can be rented just about anywhere for $15 a day on average. Plan ahead. Cheers - V

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snow Report: Nov 11/09

It has been snowing lightly but steadily since 8:30 this morning. Traffic on the highway is very slow. Nov 11th, 2006 we received 3ft of snow for reference of what type of snow year we are all anticipating. Trail riding would be alright if you had to break in a new engine. Keep doin' the snow dance gang!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Snow Report: Nov 10/09

Camera giving me grief. Snow looks the same as two days ago. I had to blow snow yesterday and the kids were out on the sled all day - they went to weigh scales and to Tent and said the trail was in great condition. We are at -3 and suppposed to stay at -1 most of the week with on and off flurries.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Snow Report: Nov 7/09

Woke up to this snow this morning and it has been snowing all day and still a bit tonight (6-8inches & fluffy). Cooper had his fan cooled sled out on the trail out back and on the track infront and had a blast. Still ...hold off...all it would take is a couple of 2 inch paddled tracks to go up and back on the trail and I am sure they would be stirring up rocks. Don't drive a long way to ride even though there is snow up top that is staying between these bouts. It would be just enough snow to hide a big rock or log to tear up your a-arm, track or pipe. It is supposed to warm up a bit again. Its good "practice snowing" for the season though!

Our Jan is starting to book up so if you are considering that month then give us a call to check date availability. Cheers!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Snow Report: Nov 2/09

Hey gang - we took off for a few days (thank you Danielle for being our "inn sitter") and our snow at the Inn is pretty well gone. Cooper had headed out to Tent Mtn base on Wed on his sled and there was about 2ft of snow in places but it was a bit on the rotten side.

It is practicing hard but hold off and save your parts for when the real snow comes to stay.

Sask Sled show is this coming weekend - go ramp up with equipment for the season! Cheers.