Beware the Ides. . .

Unlike Caesar, backcountry skiers should heed the ides, since March (and spring, generally) can be a time of large avalanches, as successive storm loads build on deeply buried layers, which is the current situation.

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Weak December layer begs caution

With the deep La Nina winter of 2010-11 fresh in skiers’ minds there’s talk of another round with the coveted queen this winter as powder skiing was off to an early start in the Monashees.

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