Links

Most Useful Links for SWBC Ski Tour Planning
Forecasts
Whistler Alpine Recreation Forecast 
– Excellent weather forecast with freezing levels
Weatheroffice
 – Forecasts: Vancouver, SquamishWhistlerPembertonLillooetChilliwack and Hope
Weather Network – Optimistic Forecasts: VancouverSquamishWhistlerPembertonLillooetGold BridgeChilliwackHopeManning
Olympic Venues – CypressCallaghan
14-Day Forecast – VancouverSquamishWhistlerPembertonLillooetGold BridgeChilliwackHopeManning
Weather-Forecast: Vancouver
Coquihalla Highway Forecast Version 1 and Version 2 (includes Manning Park)
UBC Forecast – our by hour forecasts, includes the Duffey Lake. Click here for instructions.
Snow-Forecast (with freezing levels): – WhistlerCypressGrouseSeymourBaker
Glacier, Washington forecast – with freezing levels
North Cascades Forecast – See “West Slopes Northern Cascades and Passes” at bottom
NWAC North Cascades Forecast
North Shore Forecast – Detailed forecast with freezing levels
Weather Stations
Whistler Blackcomb – Current TemperaturesWhistler Blackcomb Weather Station Data
Snow Reports – WhistlerWhistler Olypic Park (Callaghan)Callaghan CountryCypressGrouseSeymourBaker
MOT Historical Data
DriveBC Weather and Web CamsAccumulated Mount Baker Weather Station Data – Current – Historical
BC Hydro Callaghan Weather Station Info – This weather station is located at 880 m (2900 ft). Click here to see the location.
Callaghan Valley Past 24 Hour Conditions
Hindcasts (click on “Historical Snow” followed by “Hindcasts”)- WhistlerBaker
Past Weater Data
SnowPillow Graphs – Great Bear (Coquihalla Pass)Upper Squamish RiverTenquille LakeGreen MountainChilliwack RiverWahleach Lake
Web Cams
Whistler and Blackcomb – excellent web cams
Whistler Olymic Park – Callaghan
Coquihalla – Coquihalla SnowshedCoquihalla SummitCoquihalla Lakes
Squamish Webcam – Howesound
Cloudburst Webcam – Large Version
Mount Garibaldi Webcam – Large Version
Sea to Sky Highway – Squamish SouthSquamish NorthGaribaldiWhistler
Manning Park
Vancouver (Burrard Bridge)North Shore (Grouse) from Downtown
Brohm Ridge Webcam
Cayoosh Pass Webcam
Pemberton Webcam
Avalanche Forecasts
CAA Forecasts – South CoastNorth Shore
Whistler-Blackcomb Avalanche Forecast
NWAC Cascades Avalanche Forecast – For Baker check ” Olympics- Washington Cascades Near and West of the Crest”
Avalanche Conditions Reports
Coast Avi Reports and Observations

MCR Reports

Scramble Links
bivouac.com – The source for mountain information in Southwest British Columbia
clubtread.com – a popular forum of hikers in southwest british columbia. lots of trip reports.
Varsity Outdoor Club – Active forum with plenty of trips. Members only. Check out the VOC wiki as well.
cascadeclimbers.com
 – a popular forum of climbers in the pacific northwest
British Columbia Mountaineering Club – A Vancouver based mountain club that runs many trips and courses
Alpine Club of Canada – Vancouver Section – Local chapter of a national mountain club with trips and courses.
North Shore Hikers – An active Vancouver based group that organizes frequent hiking and scrambling trips.
trailpeak.com – an online guidebook Canadian wilderness activities
Live Trails – A good collection of trail reports.

Backcountry Skiing Links
Turns-All-Year – Popular forum with lots of good trip reports. Click here for the trips forum.
John Baldwin Website – Author of the guidebook to ski touring in SWBC.wildsnow.com – Lou Dawson’s website on all things backcountry skiing.
telemarktips.com – A very active tele forum; check out the Coast Mountains Conditions page. Click here for the main forum.
Backcountry Magazine – This site has a good discussion forum for all things backcountry skiing.
biglines.com – A snowriding community with some content for backcountry skiers.
Teton Gravity Research Forum – Mixed bag. Occasionally there are some threads about the local area.
Amar Andalkar’s Ski Mountaineering – Lots of information on skiing volcanoes on the Pacific Rim plus some trip reports
Northwest Mountaineering Journal – A couple good articles about backcountry skiing in Washington
straightchuter – Backcountry ski blog
wikidsteeps – Sky’s steepsking info
skiing golden – good blog on skiing in teh golden area
kootenayskier – nelson backcountry skier blog
Grouse Moutnain OB skiing hoopla
Backcountry Skiing Canada Coast Forum

Weather Forecast Links
Weatheroffice
 – Forecasts: SquamishWhistlerPembertonLillooetChilliwack and Hope
Whistler Alpine Recreation Forecast – Excellent weather forecast with freezing levels
Weather Network – Optimistic Forecasts: SquamishWhistlerPembertonLillooetGold BridgeChilliwackHope
UBC Forecast – Very Cool! Hour by hour forecasts for many areas including the Duffey Lake. Click here for instructions.
Jet Stream – When the grey is over the Coast we’re getting weather!
Wind Speed and direction at 9000 feet
North Shore Forecast – An excellent detailed forecast for the North Shore with freezing levels
Southern Chilcotins Weather Forecast – Courtesy of TLH Heliskiing (good set of weather links)
Canadian Parks Forecasts – Selected Parks in Canada – Golden EarsCypressSkihist (Lytton)
Manning Park Weather Forecast – The Weather Network Forecast for Manning Park
Baker Ski Area Detailed 3-day forecast with freezing levels
Mount Baker Forecast from National Weather Service
Mount Baker ski area 7-day forecast with freezing levels
Baker Ski Area detailed 5-day forecast
Glacier, Washington forecast – with freezing levels
Northwest Avalanche Center Forecast
Canadian Ski Resort Snow-Forecasts
North Cascades NOAA Weather Forecasts

Web Cam Links
Whistler and Blackcomb – excellent web cams
Squamish Kitesurfing Webcam – Click “squamish webcam” at the bottom of the menu on the left.
Coquihalla Cam 1 & Cam 2 – at the Coquihalla Pass (More Highways Cams)
Squamish Webcam – Howesound
Cloudburst Webcam
Mount Garibaldi Webcam
Squamish Webcam – The Chief
Cheam Range and Chilliwack area webcam
Mount Baker webcam
North Cascades Web Cam
Manning Park WebCam
Manning Park NAV CAMs
Vancouver – English Bay Webcam
Brohm Ridge Webcam – Coming soon from Black Tusk Snowmobile Club

Snow Pillow Data Links
Real Time Snow Pillow Data and River Forecast Centre
Excellent source of current temp and snow depth info for several BC locations.
Check this page for an explanation of how to interpret this data.
Upper Squamish River
 – Elevation: 1340 m (4400 ft) Latitude: 50° 09′ Longitude: 123° 26′
Tenquille Lake 
– Elevation: 1680 m (5500 ft) Latitude: 50° 32′ Longitude: 122° 56′
Green Mountain (Gold Bridge)
 – Elevation: 1780 m (5800 ft) Latitude: 50° 48′ Longitude: 122° 55′
Blackwall Peak (Manning Park)
 – Elevation: 1940 m (6360 ft) Latitude: 49° 06′ Longitude: 120° 46′
Chilliwack River – Elevation: 1600 m (5250 ft) Latitude: 49° 02′ Longitude: 121° 43′
Great Bear (Coquihalla Pass) – Elevation: 1660 m (5446 ft) Latitude: 49° 36′ Longitude: 121° 11′

Weather Station Links
Whistler Blackcomb – Current Temperatures
BC Hydro Callaghan Weather Station Info – This weather station is located at 880 m (2900 ft). Click here to see the Callaghan location. Click here to see other BC Hydro weather stations.
Highway Weather Cams and Weather Station Data – Temperature at the Duffey and the Coquihalla. Here’s a link to the Cayoosh Weather Station.
Callaghan Lodge Current Weather – Located near Whistler in the Callaghan Valley on Conflict Lake at 4500 feet elevation.
Grouse Mountain Current Conditions – This site has information on current freezing levels on the North Shore
Mount Seymour Ccurrent conditions & snow report
Cypress Mountain Snow Report
Manning Ski Area Snow Report
Mount Baker Ski Area Weather Station 4220 feet elevation 0°C = 32°F
Accumulated Mount Baker Weather Station Data – Thanks to Amar!
Mount Baker Ski Area Current Conditions
Mt. Baker Area road conditions
Whistler/Blackcomb Weather Station Data
Weatheroffice – Environment Canada Stations

Avalanche Links
Canadian Avalanche Association – Regional Canadian Avalanche Forecasts.
avalanche.org – Great American site with lots of content and links

Trip Report Links
Norte-Sapporo – My Hokkaido ski buddy Aki runs a guiding company. I miss Japan!
doglotion.com – A whistler based ski blog. some great backcountry trips
SkiSickness.com -: Sky Sjue’s Ski Sickness, great trip reports from Washington
Cascade Cruisers – More Washington ski trip reports. pretty inspiring trips and photos
Cascade Crest – Amazing North Cascade link up traverses. Lowell Skoog’s Website.
Lee and Sharon – Lots of detailed backcountry skiing trip reports, especially whistler-blackcomb area.

Interesting Mountain Links
World Wind – A free NASA program that allows 3D fly troughs of mountain terrain. Simply amazing.
North Cascades Air Photos – A nice collection by John Scurlock. Check out the amazing geotagged image collection!
Astronomy Calander of Events – A great list of celestial events in the night sky. Know before you go and enjoy the show!
Informalex Weather Websites
Topozone – Online source of 1:20000 topo maps for all of the US.
Toporama – A provincial government site with online access to topo maps
Provincial Basemap – Click on “Provincial Basemap” on the lower part of the left-hand navigation menu. Also good maps found under the link for “Land and Resource Data Warehouse Catalogue”.
Washington Topo Maps for Garmin GPS