Heading off on the Powder Highway
For the last 7 or 8 years a buddy and I have done an annual road trip following the snow. We never plan anything and just go where the conditions are best. We limit our range to somewhere within 6 hours driving of my home base (the Okanagan in sw interior British Columbia). This gives us access to everthing from Whistler in the West to Castle in sw Alberta in the East but means we spend more time riding rather than driving.
My buddy arrives Friday night so I'm looking for local reports of where the best snow is in the region I have delineated. We haven't dropped into the lower 48 yet but might be convinced if conditions are right. We usually pick up a couple of standby days on whatever cat operation has deals going during the trip as well.
We only have 12 days in the south this year as we are committed to fly into Terrace at the end of the first week of February to ride at Shames and Hudson Bay Mountains so, again, we want to find the goods without a lot of driving. How are the snow conditions in the Kootenays now? Fernie? Castle? Other recommendations where the snow is deep?
Thanks in advance.
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