18/19 Ski Season - Day 1

November 16, 2018

With unusually dry and warm weather on the coast, ski season is a bit delayed.

It took some driving and some walking, but we found winter hiding up high in the coast range...in a narrow band above 1700/1800m.

Despite the slim snow depth, the skiing was enjoyable and our ski bases lived to ski another day.

Brandywine Mountain

  • We parked at the Metal Dome junction and walked, other brave truck driving skiers went right to the end of the road.
  • Walked with skis on our backs up the trail to the meadow before donning our trusty skis
  • Snow depth remains very thin until above 1600.
  • The high point was 1800m with 80cm of snow. Suspect more (100 - 110cm?) on the glaciers.
  • Glacier would require a lot of respect with this thin amount of snowpack covering the open crevasses exposed from the summer*

Fun day in the mountains and even a few good turns!

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.