Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer in the Cariboos and North Blue

Strait Creek campground on Murtle Lake August 2011.
The Murtle Lake Nature Conservancy is adjacent to the Snowy Mountain Tenure, it is North Americas largest canoe only lake! Surrounded by some of the most intact wilderness in British Columbia, this area of Wells Gray Provincial Park is a must visit! Combine paddling the north arm with a hiking trip from the Strait Creek campground to the North Blue chalets, travelling through the high country of the Wavy Range.

Astrid enjoying the last week before school in the wilderness of Murtle Lake, Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC.

A railing added to the sleeping loft in the Kitchen and Dining Yurt in the North Blue valley.

We were lucky enough to have visitors stop by in July - these endangered Mountain Caribou utilize the North Blue river valley during summer, early -mid winter and spring. There continue to be challenges with obtaining adequate data regarding the population that exists for most months of the year in the North Blue River valley. Snowy Mountain has been an advocate for Mountain Caribou conservation and has provided input to the BC governments Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Process based on the 20 years of observations we have made in the Wells Gray/North Thompson planning unit. Please consider donating to the Yellowhead Ecological Association ( and or if you wish to support Mountain Caribou conservation in British Columbia.

Stay tuned for our next instalment getting you all STOKED for a great winter to come and more of the legendary deep powder skiing at Snowy Mountain.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Riel Macboudreau Photography
Snowy Mountain Alpine Tours

Happy student!

Our classroom

Magic mountains delight us.

Avalanche Skills Training Course Jan 7-11, 2011 North Blue Chalets, Cariboos

Rutchblock test Jan 2011

Last prime week in March still open - March 12-17, 2011
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Snowy Mountains tenure....nothing but the best skiing in the world. Photo Frank Weber

"Read my Skis"
Frank Weber
The skiing was fabulous for our powder friends. The natural glading here is phenomenal, this run ends right at the doorstep of the chalets. Current height of snowpack at tree line above the chalets is 350 cm.

First we ski...then we eat!

More great terrain and beautiful light! Photo Frank Weber

Photo Frank Weber - Skier Chris Mccrumb

Cariboo mountain powder the best in the world! Chris was so helpful during this trip, we told him the check is in the mail! Thanks Chris...thanks to everyone!