First snow

Yukon See It Here: Snowman-making

We gave a call-out for some readers to submit photos of their snowman-making exploits after the big snowfall in November.


Thanks to snow-nerd scientists. Their lives revolve around snow and they couldn’t wait to “nerd-out” on the subject:

It’s ‘snowing’ at Sima!

Every October, Mount Sima starts snow production and welcomes hundreds of athletes from all over Canada for pre-season training in November. Whitehorse, Yukon, is the perfect location and climate to have early snow production to build the national-level freestyle park terrain and have runs open for athletes to practice ahead of the winter competition season. …

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Batten down the hatches

I feel tumbled up against the advance of winter. All summer, the sun pulled me on with the force of a tearaway sled dog and, when the days shortened into fall, it was as if she slowed suddenly to sniff out a piece of news and I hurtled into her. I sit on the trail …

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My First Yukon Winter

I’ve been living out the season as the idiot to winter and the dunce to darkness. In hindsight, I should have seen it coming.

What to Do in Dawson in the Winter

Those who think that the Klondike is just a sleepy little place in winter between the tourists and the Yukon Quest would be mistaken.

A Day in the Woods

The first snow is a long-anticipated event for me. It is not only eagerness, but also apprehension, that keeps me company on my tenterhooks. Either way, there is relief when the white stuff finally flies. I missed the first two snows that came and went, so I was truly chomping at the bit by the …

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Surviving and Thriving in Winter

Northern gardeners understanding the concept of winter hardiness. “Will my perennial plants or bushes survive the winter?” is no easy task.

Winter Snow Dropped Early this Year

My experience in Dawson says we first snow before Thanksgiving. But there are exceptions. One memorable year we had snow early in September

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