Tuesday, November 3, 2015

End of the Weather Report on Blogger

Hi Gang, I have had issues uploading photos for the blog so I have decided to shut down the blog and simply post the weather and conditions on our Facebook page - Summit Creek Cabins.  I thank you for following and supporting the blog. This streamlining will mean faster more efficient updates. We are either in for a very very good winter or another very tough one. Our fingers are crossed for very very good! I already posted the SnoRiders West forecast from the Fsrmers Almanac on our Facebook page and that is very specific and excellent for this area.

Again I ask everyone to be prepared, get avalanche training, first aid and support grooming by paying trail fees. We are getting bookings so call as soon as you know your dates. Cheers and enjoy the outdoors this winter! V

Friday, July 17, 2015

July 17/15 - Short Showers and Fresh Trails

Howdy Gang, top two photos are from our ride up & around Crown Mtn with Greg, Raelynn, Cooper & Mason and our Cooper with Sommer driving. Excellent day. Last two photos are from our quick trip up Trail of 7  Bridges this evening with Glen's group. We had a few short rains so the trails weren't dusty today. Lovin it! V

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jun 18/15 - warm evenings

We have had little shots of rain just enough to keep the dust down but the evenings have been perfect!

Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25/15 - Fire Ban On

Hi Gang - Well the deck is almost done on the Summit Log cabin - waiting for our rock to arrive.  We went on an epic ride on Saturday with Megan (who rode the hell out of her motocross bike - she had to work extra hard as it has no bottom end) and Kelly and Cooper and our crew from Corbin - great time.  Water was a bit high on the creeks and we only found snow above Wranglers on the Pipeline and the bikes had to get creative! We winched a few times but didn't have any carnage.

Just so you know an Alberta fire ban is now on.  We got a bit of rain today but it will take a lot more than that to cool the ground and settle dust and dampen trees.  So we will honor the ban here as the border runs right through us and I wouldn't want to be the person that started a forest fire!  Traffic moving pretty well at the construction right at the top of our access.  There are a few signs up to ask people not to block the driveway but they still do - not everyone but if you just signal and wait and stare they usually rearrange and let us in.  I haven't had to drive past yet and I have had the horse trailer on behind me many times. Be prepared for a bit of moisture this weekend and check your tires lol - cheers -V

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May 16/15 - May Long Madness

May Long has arrived!  Ernie and Lee's crew are here again with a bunch of toys and no fear of the weather!  We got a bit of sleet earlier in the week - Wednesday I think but then it was just cloudy here and lightly raining all around us.  This afternoon the rain hit here and its still misting out.  It was much needed as there was a small fire at the ski hill and at Grave Lake near Elkford already this spring.  There's no snow to stop you from getting everywhere on the main trails due to our low snow year.

We have construction on the small bridge immediately at our turn off at Hwy 3 but the wait isn't long - they are using traffic lights to keep things moving every two minutes.  Its one lane over the bridge.  Only problem is that people block the access....why do people do that - nobody is going to jump ahead of them in line??? Jeesh - the lack of common sense disappoints me - I sit and wait and stare at them and traffic has to go around me until they back up enough to let me in.  The construction crew is supposed to get a flag person for the busy times so fingers crossed they do that at the end of June.  Otherwise it hasn't been that bad.  Its supposed to be done in July which is better than what we heard - Sept.

We are going strong on bookings for the summer so if you have dates you are thinking of booking please call me right away.  We are putting a new deck on the Summit Log cabin.  Hopefully we get lots of moisture over the next two months (but not another flood in June) so we avoid fire bans or worse closing the forest like they did in 2007.  Cheers Gang and get outside this summer and enjoy the trails - join the Quad Squad here in the Pass and help keep trails open! - V

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mar 24/15 - Evening Update - Snowing Still

Hi - Top two photos are what it looked like around 6pm and bottom two are from around 11am.  Snowing started with the biggest softest grauple I have seen and now its medium sized flakes and +1 - been snowing all day and visibility up top is reduced and its getting heavier not letting up at all.  We have about 4-5cm as of 7pm.  Its supposed to be -5 tonight and snow on the Sparwood side with chance of rain likely at lower altitudes and then the rest of the week and weekend will be in the +10 t o +17 degrees.  On the Crowsnest side it is supposed to cloud over tomorrow and then the wind is going to pick up to a possible 70km/h and temps in that +10 to +16 range for the week/end also.  March came in like a lamb but its going out like a lion as it relates to sledding.  We continually get the best snowfalls near the end of Feb and end of March and this year despite being a low snow year is following that same trend.  Beware wet slides if you go out.  Don't waste a day because with the coming temps, your access to and from the alpine will change dramatically over the course of a day.  Cheers - V

Mar 23/15 - Snowing Again

Morning Crew,
Well, its snowing again - started out as grauple but its quickly turned to big flakes and as I type its getting thicker and thicker out.  Callen on Summit Creek Cabins Facebook posted some awesome photos from up around Elkford.  He said its been snowing daily up top and today is no exception.  Looked like it from here but I haven't been up top and I won't be getting back out there.  Okay I am signing off and we already have close to a cm in about 20mins.  Hold off on the quads just yet! Cheers - V