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'There is no snow'

Bare, unusual winter leaves skiers high and dry

 

February 15, 2018

An aerial image of open ice on a glacier near Flower Mountain. Not all of this ice would normally be covered up, but the fact that it's so thinly covered is unsettling. Erik Stevens photo.

A sharp decrease in snowpack this winter has winter sports enthusiasts, backcountry skiers and heli-ski operators pining for powder.

"Spent a day discovering Haines Pass. To summarize things: there is no snow," an observer noted Monday for a Hain...



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