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Whistler Snowing and stickingWhistler Snowing and sticking
Alert / Warning Sunday, September 30, 2007

Snow down to 1500 mt This may start to last. Do the snow dance it is coming.

Posted by: Snowman

Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Monday, October 01, 2007

Colder temps are coming overnight lows close to Freezing. Road has been graded again by CNI up to 8kms. There are logging trucks hauling please make sure you drive with headlights on and slow down. Use extreme caution and do not stop on the roadway. Please do not run dogs beside your cars this is very Dangerous.
Have a great winter
Snowed again on Whistler.

Posted by: Snowman

More New snow on WhistlerMore New snow on Whistler
Alert / Warning Tuesday, October 02, 2007

More new snow on Whistler lets hope it starts building a good base. We should see snow on the ridge around November 1st.
Work is under way on the second Quanset Hut to store the Grooming equipment.
So get your winter tires and chains soon. Remember this is a 4 wheel drive road above lot A at 8km.
Lets hope it is a great year for snow.

Posted by: Snowman

Sechelt Weather Station is down for a whileSechelt Weather Station is down for a while
Alert / Warning Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Enviro Can says they are aware of the problem and will be up next week to work on the problem. As with any new equipment they are having problems. Hoping to have it working oct 12th or so

Posted by: Plow Guy

Snowing on Northshore mountainsSnowing on Northshore mountains
Alert / Warning Thursday, October 04, 2007

Snow level coming down, reports of wet snow on Northshore mountains. Would not be suprized if some on out mountains too.
Keep doing the snow dance it is starting to work. Mt Elphinstone has fresh snow too.

Posted by: Snowman

Dakota Ridge  5 inches snow at 10amDakota Ridge 5 inches snow at 10am
Current Conditions Thursday, October 04, 2007

Was still snowing heavy temps are to drop and high pressure ridge moving in. Work is under way on 2nd Quanset hut and SCRD is looking for contractor to plow snow. So hopefully things will happen this season.
Hopefully the snow stops till they can get the Quanset built.
The high temp on ridge has only been 6'c in last 2 weeks lowest 0'c but tonight it will be going down lower.

Posted by: Snowman

Other Roads to be Plowed?Other Roads to be Plowed?
Current Conditions Friday, October 05, 2007

Great news about the SCRD looking for a plower! But what about our other roads like the B&K to Elphie and Grey Creek to the Tet?

Posted by: natasha

Dakota road will only be plowed to Lot BDakota road will only be plowed to Lot B
Alert / Warning Friday, October 05, 2007

SCRD has put ad in paper looking for contractors to plow but only to Lot B. This comes as a big shock to many of us that were given the impression it would be plowed to the top. Hopefully they can find someone to plow.

Posted by: Snowman

WHAT  they are not plowing to topWHAT they are not plowing to top
Alert / Warning Friday, October 05, 2007

That is a real BIG let down after reading all that stuff on the website about web cam, ski patrol, warm up hut etc. What is the the point in plowing to only have to walk 3kms to ski. I can drive to Cypress. What kind of micky mouse outfit is this. Maybe we should have a protest and Blockade like they did for the Watershed. Seems to get action. What a waste of time and money.

Posted by: Marty

Tet  Road is screwed up nowTet Road is screwed up now
Alert / Warning Friday, October 05, 2007

Major cross ditches last time I will be going up there. Why are all our snow areas having access problems. Why do they go put huge cross ditches in now and last year road was fine. What has changed, anyone know where we can drive to go cross country skiing. Do not tell anyone they will go dig them up too.
I got skis for sale. Big party poopers.

Posted by: George K

Oh my God we have to do somethingOh my God we have to do something
Current Conditions Saturday, October 06, 2007

I thought it was a sure thing that we would be able to drive our kids to the top of Dakota this year. We went up last year but that hike up is a killer. The website says the SCRD is looking at ways to transport people to the trail head. Is the trail head where the metal building is. How are they going to transport us there. Dogs sled. We get better snow then Mt Washington but we can not get there. BUMMER. I think it is time for a big protest lets find out what is going on.

Posted by: Shirly

SCRD said they are looking at ways to get people up the HillSCRD said they are looking at ways to get people up the Hill
Alert / Warning Saturday, October 06, 2007

I am sure the SCRD will have a way to transport people up to Dakota ridge this season. They have said on the website they are looking for ways to do it. They are getting the buildings together. Stay tuned to the Dakota website they are to have news by the end of the month.

Posted by: Snowman

Temps have risen on locla mountainsTemps have risen on locla mountains
Alert / Warning Sunday, October 07, 2007

Snow is melting on all local mountains but this was only the first snows.Temps are now above freezing well above 5000 ft. Freezing level in Whistler is around 7000ft for now. Snow will be back again soon.

Posted by: Snowman

What about the guy that plowed last yearWhat about the guy that plowed last year
Alert / Warning Thursday, October 11, 2007

Is he not plowing anymore. Could we not get him to plow to the Bowl. And the Tet etc.

Posted by: Mike J

Have you done the Survey for Dakota yetHave you done the Survey for Dakota yet
Alert / Warning Friday, October 12, 2007

Go to dakotaridge. ca website and do the survey if you have not already. So far it says there are 910 people saying they will go up when there is a 2 wheel drive road and 460 that say they will go up in there 4x4 or a guide. That is alot of people wanting to go up and play in the snow. Hopefully thay can get someone to plow the road often. Keep hoping we get some snow and good access to it.

Posted by: EX Plow Guy

Sechelt-Gray FSRSechelt-Gray FSR
Current Conditions Friday, October 12, 2007

Road is in decent shape. The new water gullies are not bumper bangers. No snow up to the Tet parking lot.

Posted by: JAGM

re Tet / Gray Creek winter accessre Tet / Gray Creek winter access
Current Conditions Monday, October 15, 2007

due to new water bar construction the road currently is accessible by high 4 X 4s only. The road surface has not been maintained. Large potholes make travel very slow. Access to the Tetrahedron will be very difficult this winter. Ploughing will not be possible through the large water bars.

Posted by: Al Jenkins

Snow on WhistlerSnow on Whistler
Alert / Warning Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Just checked the web cams from Whistler and it is snowing again. Maybe it will come our way. Our mountains too.

Posted by: Sue

Snowing on Coquihala and WhistlerSnowing on Coquihala and Whistler
Current Conditions Thursday, October 18, 2007

Looks like we might get some snow on our mountain tops. Another 2 weeks and should be able to start skiing on Dakota. They are saying colder and more snow this year. Hope we do not get to much we can not get up the hills. Where can we buy skis now, the bike shop in Sechelt is gone.

Posted by: George K

Snowing Heavy at DakotaSnowing Heavy at Dakota
Current Conditions Thursday, October 18, 2007

at noon it was coming down very heavy from gate area up. Some 3-4 inches then saw 3 older guys retired types going cross country skiing. They wanted to be the first to ski.
Thanks to the logging companies the road up to 7 km if graded and in good shape.
The second building up top is up all the roof panels are standing but they have more work to do. If are temps stay down maybe the snow will stay.

Posted by: Mike J

Current Conditions Friday, October 19, 2007

Was snowing heavy just around noon then changed to rain and slushy. Looks like it is warming up again. Looking forward to snow staying around till May. Looks like they are working hard to get things down up there before snowed out. Sure nice to drive up for now.

Posted by: Sue

00'C and snowing on Cypress
Alert / Warning Saturday, October 20, 2007

Been snowing for a while on Cypress. Mt Washington has heavy snow fall and same with Whistler. Can't wait to get the snow board out to play.

Posted by: Sue

Dakota ridgeDakota ridge
Current Conditions Saturday, October 20, 2007

Went up this morning,snow starts between the gate and the hut,deepens rapidly to about 8 or 9 inches at the hut,around 1 degree and drizzling.Skied one of the smaller loops.Wow,skiing in october!No one else up there,left a bit after noon.

Posted by: PAT

Logging Truck activity on road?Logging Truck activity on road?
Current Conditions Monday, October 22, 2007

So exciting to read the reports on Dakota Ridge.
What is road activity like in terms of logging trucks? I am keen to bring the family up but dealing with a fully loaded truck heading down is not somehting I really feel like doing with little kids in the vehicle. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Perhaps there is a critical mass movement where finally our local governments realize the importance of winter activity in our back country!


Posted by: chris

Dakota RidgeDakota Ridge
Current Conditions Monday, October 22, 2007

It has warmed up alot snow melting and raining. Poop on our parade with rain. I imagine another 2-3 weeks and snow will start and stay around.
Logging trucks are still hauling but you can avoid them by going up the B&K and across from there it is a good road takes just a few minutes longer.
Hopefully there will be some good news from the RD by the end of the month. Heard they are looking for someone else to plow the road. But still going to be a hike up from parking lot like last year.

Posted by: Sue

Hey Chris you can call me for infoHey Chris you can call me for info
Alert / Warning Monday, October 22, 2007

Do not think much if any snow left after warming up but you email me at

Posted by: Snowman

Snow melting on WhistlerSnow melting on Whistler
Alert / Warning Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Temps in mountains have risen so snow has gone. But in next few weeks it should start again.

Posted by: Snowman

Snow gone Temps have warmed upSnow gone Temps have warmed up
Current Conditions Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Temps on all mountains have warmed up Whistler is showing snow melting from last week. Things will turn around soon.

Posted by: Plow Guy

Dakota  ridgeDakota ridge
Current Conditions Thursday, October 25, 2007

Maybe we should start a ride share for people wanting to go up to the ridge that do not have 4x4s. Would also help in cutting down on the amount of traffic and parking problems.

Posted by: Snowman

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