Category Archives: Snow

Yukon Arctic Ultra: 690km on foot

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The Yukon Arctic Ultra follows the trail of the Yukon Quest from Whitehorse to Dawson.

This year 40 runners signed up for the journey of 690km in 13 days on foot!

Some people also use snow bikes or skis for shorter distances. What an event!

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“Winter wallop” hits Whitehorse: September 30

Broken tree cars in ditch City bus crossing road Emnergency crews around town John Bunbury snow truck whitehorse snowSometimes winter arrives with force. On Sept 30 Whitehorse got mroe than 10 centimetres of snow in one morning. It started snowing around 7am and before the morning commute was over people were sliding into the ditch.

 

The Yukon Avalanche Association at work

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The Yukon Avalanche Association checks snow conditions alongside the South Klondike Highway. They publish information on a website and also create web videos explaining snow conditions and how to stay safe.

The crew travel on skis and snowmobiles across a massive landscape. They warn people of avalanche risk.

These images are stills from CBC report. Radio version is linked here: