Category Archives: Winter

Yukon Quest 2017: And they’re off!


The Yukon Quest kicked off this weekend, as mushers are making their way from Whitehorse Yukon to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The race is a huge event for Whitehorse, with fans visiting from around the world.


Big snowflakes


Snow has arrived in late October this year. The week before Halloween offers big snowflakes covering everything with a light powder.

As the bumper sticker says: “I’d rather be skiing!”

Yukon Quest 2015: The starting line








Today in Whitehorse Yukon Quest mushers launched their 1600km trek to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The race began with temperatures of -33c.

It’s raining in Whitehorse!

rain1 rain2 rain3A remarkably mild winter continues in Yukon. The weather this week is about 15c above the average. Today fell a light rain.

Cold snap in Whitehorse this morning!

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Christmas break trail run

DSCF7915 DSCF7916 DSCF7935 DSCF7938 DSCF7941 DSCF7944 DSCF7952 DSCF7951 DSCF7948 DSCF7947 DSCF7946 DSCF7960 DSCF7959 DSCF7958 DSCF7957 Temperatures of -7 celcius on Boxing Day, no wind and plenty of sunshine. The perfect weather for a trail run. The city of Whitehorse is surrounded by running trails and it doesn’t take five minutes before you’re on a path between a lake and mountains with no buildings in sight. The trails all have names and clear signs. Running the trails, you meet people walking their dogs or simply enjoying the peace and quiet.

“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.