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Less then 2 months till snow comesLess then 2 months till snow comes
Alert / Warning Saturday, September 01, 2007

Enviro Canada website is acting up so new Sechelt listing in Olympic summary has disapeared. They are working on the problem and hope that sechelt weather station will be used for our local forecast by October. There are many mountain sites listed under Olympic Summary, like Cypress bowls, Whistler 3 listings, Callahan Valley, and Blackcomb etc.
Soon the temps up top will be dropping and frost may be around at night in higher elavations. Take care have fun.
Rain rain go away come back as snow another day, Up top that is.

Posted by: Snowman

McNair FSR and Trail to CabinMcNair FSR and Trail to Cabin
Current Conditions Sunday, September 02, 2007

McNair Creek FSR has been deactivated again and is 4wd only. The rougher portion beyond the dam to the trailhead is still OK to drive but you now have to park a few 100m before the trailhead (area cleared out) because a debris slide crosses the road. In fact, 4 other large slides have come down at various places along the trail. The trail is also getting very overgrown and combined with negotiating the slide areas is not as quick and pleasant a trip as it once was.

Posted by: Natasha

Seymour is calling for snow in next 30 daysSeymour is calling for snow in next 30 days
Alert / Warning Sunday, September 02, 2007

The season draws near. The current 07/08 information has hit the website, including some great new products and promotions. Rumour has it, the long term forecast has snow within the next 30 days!!
If you thought we had 2 months maybe not. Mt Seymour is calling for snow to start in around 30 days.

Posted by: Snowman

Link for Sechelt WeatherLink for Sechelt Weather
Alert / Warning Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Could you please provide an internet link for the new weather station in Sechelt. I cannot find it on the Olympic site.


Posted by: chris

Dakota Ridge  Logging trucksDakota Ridge Logging trucks
Alert / Warning Thursday, September 06, 2007

If you are going up to Dakota you might be best to go up B&K road and drive across from Bowl area to Lot A then go up to ridge. Lots of Logging trucks that are going faster then 30kmph. Far safer useing B&K then the cross over road.

Posted by: Snowman

To access new weather stationTo access new weather station
Alert / Warning Thursday, September 06, 2007

Goto in upper left corner click on enviroment Canada under the weather. Up will come Sechelt weather page from Point Atkinson. down below click on another forecast and up will come map of canada. Click on BC then you will see a box that has Provincail Summary, Olympic Summary etc. click on Olympic summary then click go. Up will come a list of weather stations Sechelt is in the Middle along with Whistler, cypress etc. Click on Sechelt and it will give you readings for last 24 hours.
This weather Station is only here till 2010. Then it will be shut down it is set up for the olympic weather forecasting. Hopefully they might leave it.

Posted by: Snowman

I had heard there wonI had heard there won' t be a plowed road this year
Alert / Warning Saturday, September 08, 2007

I was told that there will not be any snow plowing this year. I guess we will have to have 4x4s and chains. Does anyone know what is going on up at Dakota ridge. Who runs it. Why are there trails and a building if there is no plowing planned for this year. Who do we call to complain about it.

Posted by: fred

Is there a work party for DakotaIs there a work party for Dakota
Alert / Warning Sunday, September 09, 2007

Heard something about sept 15th work party any one know more or who to contact about it. Where do we find out more info etc.

Posted by: George K

Is there not a user advisory group for DakotaIs there not a user advisory group for Dakota
Alert / Warning Sunday, September 09, 2007

If there is not a User advisory group for Dakota Ridge then maybe it is about time we form one. Does anyone know what is going on up there this year or who to get in touch with.
What happened to the Dakota Ridge Society have they disbaned or what. I saw all the big ideas on the website but where is the meat. What can we touch and use this year.

Posted by: Sue

SCRD has taken over Dakota RidgeSCRD has taken over Dakota Ridge
Alert / Warning Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dakota Ridge is now in the hands of the SCRD - this is where you should direct comments/concerns. The road plowing issue is the usual who pays and how. Rumour has it that the road will be plowed this winter but only to the usual spot (bridge) and not up to the hut. Even when the road is plowed we will still need 4wd and chains - the road would have to be paved to be 2wd in the winter.

Posted by: natasha

New Weather Station working greatNew Weather Station working great
Alert / Warning Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The new Sechelt weather station is giving great data. There seems to be 5 drgres differance between pt Atkinson and Sechelt airport.
They are hoping by end of Sept the main Sechelt weather page will be using Sechelt airport Data instead of Point Atkinson. This should lead to better weather forecasts. There are also different mountain readings under Olympic Summary along with Sechelt there is Cypress Bowls and Whistler etc.
Only about 1 month till snow may show up in the hills. Get those skis and snow shoes dusted off.
Think we should organize a snow fest for Nov. Just like use to in the Bowl.

Posted by: Snowman

No work party this Sat sept 15thNo work party this Sat sept 15th
Alert / Warning Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Work party has been has to be rescheduled.
Have a good weekend

Posted by: Snowman

Hoping to have word on road to Dakota soonHoping to have word on road to Dakota soon
Alert / Warning Friday, September 14, 2007

Hoping to have news soon about road access and Plowing for Dakota soon. Hopefully in next 2 weeks. Temps have been down to 4'c at night so snow will be here soon. Get your winter kit ready. Should have winter tires and chains, a snow shovel is good to have.
Keep our winter rec site moving forward.

Posted by: Snowman

Road to bible camp very roughRoad to bible camp very rough
Alert / Warning Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bunch of Mogs and 4x4s went to bible camp drive. Very slow and rough. Not for the average driver but fun 2.5 hours in and 2.5 hrs out. Take care.

Posted by: Snowman

Hoping we can get a Snow Fest going againHoping we can get a Snow Fest going again
Alert / Warning Sunday, September 16, 2007

We are hoping to have some sort of Snow fest and welcome to Winter fest going early in the Season. We should have a resonable snow base by middle Nov. Where else can you ski in morning and Kayak in the afternoon.

Posted by: Snowman

Whistler may be getting snow showersWhistler may be getting snow showers
Alert / Warning Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Alphine temps dropping and snow flurries are expected on top of Whistler in next few days. We could have some snow by middle of oct on our mountains.
So get your skis and snow shoes cleaned up. Hoping we can get a big crowd up foe Nov 3rd which maybe the first god weekend for skiing.
Still no word on plans for this year. If anyone with info can keep us informed.
Hopefully Dakota will be plowed this year.
Stay tuned for updates maybe some work parties coming up soon, to speed things along.

Posted by: Snowman

Snowed on Whistler last nightSnowed on Whistler last night
Current Conditions Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Just a light snow at 1640 m level Colder temps showing up on local mountains too. Won't be long before our mountains get some white stuff.

Posted by: Snowman

Dakota Ridge  lows of 2Dakota Ridge lows of 2'c lately
Current Conditions Friday, September 21, 2007

Overnight temps have been down close to freezing, so snow is not to far away. We still have heard no word on what is happening this year. The Dakota websites have not been updated for a year. So info is outdated.
We still have our fingers crossed some progress will be made on access and grooming plans.

Posted by: Snowman

Fresh Snow on top of WhistlerFresh Snow on top of Whistler
Alert / Warning Saturday, September 22, 2007

The white stuff is slowly moving our way. Overnight temps at Dakota have been just above freezing. Have fun in the outdoors. Watch for logging trucks, might be safer to take B&K Road up to the ridge.

Posted by: Snowman

Tet Road has New deeo Cross ditchesTet Road has New deeo Cross ditches
Alert / Warning Sunday, September 23, 2007

There are many new cross ditches that are deep. We call them bumper draggers. They start from just below the power line crossing. Use caution.

Posted by: Snowman

Dakota Website says thungs will be running this yearDakota Website says thungs will be running this year
Alert / Warning Monday, September 24, 2007

From what I have seen on the Dakota website road will be plowed to the top. And ski patrol with grooming and even a webcam etc. Are they going to be charging for skiing does anyone know. How do we volunteer for the ski patrol, anyone know.
It does not say when opening day will be. Is there a contact # to call to check on things.

Posted by: Mike J

For Dakota Ridge info Contact SCRD Parks dept.For Dakota Ridge info Contact SCRD Parks dept.
Alert / Warning Tuesday, September 25, 2007

SCRD parks is the place to contact for info on Dakota Ridge. Websites have not been changed for a year so info is not accurate. Do not plan your winter activites based on Web site info. Things seem to be a year or 2 behind.

Posted by: Snowman

Update for Dakota ridgeUpdate for Dakota ridge
Alert / Warning Thursday, September 27, 2007

UPDATE - September 26, 2007

The SCRD is in the process of acquiring $350,000 in grant funding to improve the top 3.5 km of the access road to Dakota Ridge. The funding will be in place this fall, with road construction to begin in the summer of 2008.

For the 2007-08 season, the SCRD is currently exploring ways to transport the public to the trail head and looking at developing some public events on the Dakota Ridge.

Please check this website in late October for further updates.

Posted by: Snowman

Sechelt Weather station now connected to SecheltSechelt Weather station now connected to Sechelt
Alert / Warning Thursday, September 27, 2007

Weather from Enviro Can is now using Sechelt weather station for Sechelt weather page. Sechelt is now under Provincail summary not Olympic Summarys. Our local weather forecasts should be more accurate. Thanks to Enviroment Canada.
All readings are from Sechelt and not Point Atkinson.

Posted by: snowman

Trace of snow on Whistler overnightTrace of snow on Whistler overnight
Alert / Warning Friday, September 28, 2007

Keep watching those mountain tops. Less then 30 days to go

Posted by: Snowman

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