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Southern Purcells backcountry skiers still finding powder

Boulder Hut mountain guide Todd Craig of Golden, British Columbia, sets a boundary to keep his clients away from avalanche danger as they prepare to make a second run down an alpine slope in the Purcell Mountains. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Boulder Hut mountain guide Todd Craig of Golden, British Columbia, sets a boundary to keep his clients away from avalanche danger as they prepare to make a second run down an alpine slope in the Purcell Mountains. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

WINTER SPORTS -- Where can a backcountry skier or split-boarder be fulfilled in a grim snow year like this?

A heli-in British Columbia backcountry lodge a few hours north of Spokane -- Boulder Hut Adventures -- operated by a family from Sandpoint has the answer.

While a good deal of the Western United States and Canada have been low on the snow - with more than a few ski resorts, not just struggling with coverage but actually closed - we have been very fortunate this year with a steady supply of storms to keep our guests in the freshies all season.

We received some more fresh snow in early March and it looks like we have a few more storms on the way to carry us through the season.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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