1 Jan 2013

    December 31, 2012 started off as a dull dark day with that biting cold in the air.
    The day ended with a magnificent sunset.

    Happy New Year and all the best in 2013!!

At 2260 meters as of 06:00 hrs the temperature was - 6, winds were 15-25 KPH from the NNE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -6, no new snow recorded there. In the valley it is -10.

For the forecast we should see mostly sunny skies as the high pressure reestablished itself last night. Enjoy the sun and warm temperatures as the clouds should move back into our area by Thursday. We may receive a few flurries for Thursday but the models do not have much precipitation occurring until Sunday.

For the updated local avalanche advisory: ADVISORY

Skier triggered avalanche on Echo Peak: Tahoe Area

Tahoe avalanche deaths reinforce need to learn about avalanches: Survival Tips

Update on Snowmass Avalanche: Latest News

Porcupine bites skier: Utah

Looking back at December you have to think that we were spoiled with some of the most consistent dry snow conditions in the past 30 years or longer.

The back side of Spearhead Peak is looking more like a ski area than a backcountry experience!!!

Someones track off  Blackcomb Peak, this area is permanently closed, if you are caught you will be very unhappy. You can only roll the dice for so long!!