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Sunny day at DakotaSunny day at Dakota
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

5' of powder,no clouds all day,great skiing,road ok.

Posted by: Kiwiski

Friday at DakotaFriday at Dakota
Friday, December 02, 2011

Good backcountry skiing today,That was 5 inchs of powder on Wednesday,not 5 ft.

Posted by: Kiwiski

Tet road plowed compact ice USE CHAINSTet road plowed compact ice USE CHAINS
Current Conditions Sunday, December 04, 2011

Please Use chains and spread your tracks out. Only 2 inches snow at bridge snow builds as you climb Quary hill. Some people in 2 wheel drive vans slide backwards and parked down below. 4 vehicles up there so hopefully we will get some trail reports.

Posted by: snow Man

Tet road plowed compact ice USE CHAINSTet road plowed compact ice USE CHAINS
Current Conditions Sunday, December 04, 2011

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Posted by: Snow Man

Sunday Dec. 11  a beauty Dakota DaySunday Dec. 11 a beauty Dakota Day
Current Conditions Monday, December 12, 2011

Road is plowed and in excellent condition, but can be slippery esp. on the descent so chains recommended. Only a half dozen vehicles in the parking lot. Eastern trails were compacted but not yet groomed, snow conditions variable but generaly icy, though some powdery areas in the shadows. Still some water cut trails that require a little side stepping, a little more accumulation will soon solve that. And, a bluebird sunshine day made it all more than worth while.

Posted by: Phil the Viking

Snow Board/ Ski Rack for VWsSnow Board/ Ski Rack for VWs
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Genuine OEM Volkswagen Snow Board/ Ski Rack for sale.
Fits later Golf, GTI possibly Jetta. Excellent cond., lockable w/keys. $75.00 Call 740-5666 eves or leave message

Posted by: SnowQueen

over 1 ft new snow on Dakotaover 1 ft new snow on Dakota
Current Conditions Thursday, December 15, 2011

Looks like more tonight should be great opening on Sat. Let it snow let it snow up there.

Posted by: Don h

Dakota Dec 17Dakota Dec 17
Current Conditions Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dakota Ridge is open & we have our first ski lesson of the season! Currently +3, road plowed to the top. Road is icy above km 7- use caution

Posted by: Alpha Adventures

Group of 14 at Edward Lake on Dec 19Group of 14 at Edward Lake on Dec 19
Alert / Warning Saturday, December 17, 2011

We have a group of 14 heading up to Edward Lake cabin for the night of Dec 19 only. We are a group of buddies and our boys who will be on snowshoes.

Posted by: Nick Smith

Dakota Ridge Dec 18Dakota Ridge Dec 18
Current Conditions Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dakota Ridge snow and road report Road is in good condition. Please use caution when driving and use your headlights. Chain up early if you think you are going to need them. At 11:00 it was +3 degrees with 70 cm base at the Quansit hut and overcast skies. Grooming was in progress at 11:00

Posted by: Alpha Adventures

How are things in the TetHow are things in the Tet
Current Conditions Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Has anyone got any recent info about the Tet how is the road are the lakes froze enough to cross. Do we need to chain up to get up there. Thought someone might have posted info from this weekend.

Posted by: george H

Group of 10 at Bachelor. Dec 28-30thGroup of 10 at Bachelor. Dec 28-30th
Current Conditions Thursday, December 22, 2011

A large group of people planning to stay at Bachelor lake cabin from the night of december 28th till morning of december 30th.

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Posted by: John D.

Tet roadTet road
Current Conditions Thursday, December 22, 2011

Went up the to the Tet for a quick jaunt, the road is very good, some compact snow and bare ice for the last kilometer or so. Chained up just to be sure, slick near the parking lot.

Posted by: Eric

Cabin users.Cabin users.
Current Conditions Thursday, December 22, 2011

Please all users pay your fees, they pay for upkeep and firewood costs. Iam a cabin steward for Batchelor cabin, will be up that week to visit . we will want to hear about condition cabin was left in and encourage visitors to take out their own garbage as well as some others. And we do record plate numbers. To find out where to pay fees phone 604-885-5899, or 604-885-9838. or phone parks or just drop off the fees at the Shell station @ Wilson creek. Easy as could be because most will drive by on their to the tet. Thanks

Posted by: Doug house

Some new Tet info was posted on Facebook pageSome new Tet info was posted on Facebook page
Current Conditions Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thanks to Nick who posted some pics from his trip. It is important to post info on cabin, trail and road conditions. If there are no posts on snow and road conditions the plow does not go up the hill. Plow driver is not a mind reader or a mystic cloud talker he needs info.
If everyone can spread there tracks out as much as possible it prevents deep ruts and packs down a good road surface and less plowing is needed. If ruts get to deep not even plow can get uphill.
Have fun and watch the sky.

Posted by: Snow Man

Gas cheaper in VancouverGas cheaper in Vancouver
Current Conditions Friday, December 23, 2011

Saw gas down to $1.21 in coquitlam Hope are prices come down we should be 6 cents cheaper or so.

Merry xmas hope Santa brings snow to the hills.

Posted by: Snow Man

Lost snow boot by TuwanekLost snow boot by Tuwanek
Alert / Warning Friday, December 23, 2011

If you lost a Wind River Snow boot womens size 7, It was found on the pavement by Tuwanek. Probably a swnowmobiler or ATV person.
Call Patrick

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Posted by: Patrick Mark

Mt. Steele Group TripMt. Steele Group Trip
Alert / Warning Friday, December 23, 2011

A group of 8 people will be staying at the Mt. Steele Cabin from Dec.26-29.

Posted by: Trevor

icy and weticy and wet
Current Conditions Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dec 24th 7am.
Dakota road bare and wet to B lot, then skating rink to top.
Raining heavily and +2c.
No grooming today - too wet and soggy.
Host and groomer headed home early.
Good day to finish Christmas shopping and support your local
Merry Christmas!

Posted by: landcruiser

Avi hazard jumpedAvi hazard jumped
Alert / Warning Saturday, December 24, 2011

We got a big dump of snow in the Tet last night and the avi hazard jumped. if you are heading up in the next few days please go prepared: beacons, shovels, probes, and common sense. Tell someone where you're going and when due back out.

check before you head out please.

Posted by: landcruiser

changes every half hourchanges every half hour
Current Conditions Sunday, December 25, 2011

We were on the Ridge from 11-3ish today and the weather went from rain to snow to heavy snow to wind to a blizzard then sun. Really - it changed radically about every half hour. It just shows that you need to be prepared for anything when you head up. There is 25cms of fresh snow and the eastern trails were all groomed today.
The road is bare to B lot then a lot of slush. Evidence that more than one person was in the ditch for a while and a blue pick-up still in it.
Carry chains, shovel, boots, food, and water. Your cell phone won't help you.

Merry Christmas

Posted by: landcruiser

Cancelled group tripCancelled group trip
Current Conditions Monday, December 26, 2011

The group of 8 people will not be heading to the mount Steele cabin anymore from 26-29.

Posted by: Trevor

Dakota Ridge Dec 26Dakota Ridge Dec 26
Current Conditions Monday, December 26, 2011

Dakota Report Dec 26 930 15cm of fresh snow on top of 86cm base. Currently snowing -3c East trails being groomed. Drive carefully- have fun. Chains needed.

Posted by: Alpha Adventures

Dakota snowDakota snow
Current Conditions Tuesday, December 27, 2011

91cms base at quanset hut, 10 cms new, no volunteer groomer today but backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding are all good. +2c. at noon. snowing lightly. visibility limited.
road has been ploughed and you should be ok going up without chains but carry them anyway as the temp. may drop and freeze everything while you're up.
blue pick-up still in the ditch near the top - day 5 now. he's starting to be a fixture.
SCRD staff grooming tomorrow - 28th - so should be good for skiing afternoon.

Posted by: landcruiser

Current Conditions Wednesday, December 28, 2011

anyone been up the tet ?

Posted by: gael

Dakota Ridge Dec 29Dakota Ridge Dec 29
Current Conditions Thursday, December 29, 2011

Trails icy and rutted but new snow falling so hopefully it fills in the divots and allows the groomers to have something to work with. Thanks for your efforts! Chained up for downhill run. Happy New Year to all!

Posted by: Red Ranger

Current Conditions Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rained a lot Wednesday up to at least Edwards and probably Steele (it was pretty warm) turned to snow at night and was lightly snowing all the way down to the bridge by the Richardson turn off. Take chains it can get really slippery when its wet. A pickup slid off the road just before the parking lot and its gonna be tricky to get out.

Posted by: andrew

New Years TrekNew Years Trek
Current Conditions Friday, December 30, 2011

Group of 5 or 6 heading up bright and early tomorrow for New Years @ Edwards Cabin. Is the lake good and frozen to cross?

Posted by: Alicia

Tet roadTet road
Current Conditions Friday, December 30, 2011

Road is in good shape, Could use a bit of plowing to knock ruts down. Ice and snow starts, just past quarry, use chains or risk a very expensive tow. One F-350 is off the road and over the bank near parking lot. Please pay your cabin fees. Cabin stewards were up today. They also record vehicle plates, so if you find recent mess let us or parks know.For info on Batchelor cabin and where to pay fees Call me @ 604-885-5899: or LLoyd Mager @ 604-885-2788. It looks like there is afoot and half of snow on trail at the parking lot, and hard. Appears to be snowing up there now,looking out from my place.

Posted by: Doug House

Edwards cabinEdwards cabin
Current Conditions Friday, December 30, 2011

I know of three guys, headed to Edwards as of this morning, when I collected fees. They will be there one night then headed to steele. I don't know if the lake is safe to cross yet look trails or stay close to shore.

Posted by: Doug House

Tet roadTet road
Current Conditions Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tried to scrape down the road from all the ruts plowed as best as can with road froze hard -6'c at 10am it has only got up to 0'c in last 3 weeks. around 10 vehicles in lot 4 more on way up. Best to use chains some people have been chewing and spinning up the hills leaving weird snake like skid marks. Seems foolish to go up there with out chains on. Road is narrow and you might have to stop to let someone pass.
Have a great time.

Posted by: Snow Man

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