Tag Archive: corn snow

Mar 31 2014

Awesome April is here

Spring skiing extends the season - even with pow pow.

  This is the time of year when the wannabes fall away. Spring – when the snow alternates within hours from cold smoke to mashed potatoes. It’s the time of year when it’s icy in the morning, velvet corn in the afternoon. With the right conditions the weather warms for the day while the sun …

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Apr 29 2013

TR: Shasta via Avalanche Gulch

Shano Collins rips up Shasta corn.

  Ordinarily April is a good month to ski Mt. Shasta, but May is more reliable weather wise. However, the weather pattern for this season was well established; the much anticipated big storm at the end of the season was not going to arrive. That meant, as soon as we could coordinate schedules and head …

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Mar 30 2012

Sierra Spring Ski Season in Full Swing

Brad Rassler enjoys fresh snow from yesterdays storm. More in the forecast too!

March has arrived and is almost gone but finally the heavens are letting loose on the rains from above. It hasn’t been so much as to make up for lost moisture and for many of you it is too little too late. However, for core backcountry skiers at least, better late than never.

Feb 10 2012

TR: Spring conditions on Castle Peak

Heading up to Castle Peak with late season spring conditions - good corn even though its February.

The base is perfectly seasoned to yield up a corn harvest on some aspect at predictable hours. Even though the snow is running thin, for the moment, you can always connect the dots between rocks, bushes, and trees with continuous speed if you anticipate and aim well.