Sunday, February 11, 2018

Christiana

In 17 years we'd never skied once at Christiana Trees. Now this was our 3rd time in less than a month. Our excuse this time was the need for a shorter day for Henry and Jason who hadn't been out much this season and there are lots of different options here. You'd think that after receiving something like 2 meters of snow in the past couple of weeks that the skiing would be exceptional. Surprisingly today wasn't nearly as good as our previous visits. The wind had knocked down the tree bombs making the snow much more variable. Timing is everything. Great views today though.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Ursus Trees

A fantastic day up the Connaught. It was surprisingly quiet. We even had to *gasp* break trail!

Friday, February 02, 2018

Fingers

An easy day at the Fingers with Ross and Sarah Mae. It was Ross's first real ski day of the season. He's just getting over an injury and really needed to take it easy. Something quite foreign to him. It was snowing like mad with a temperature just above freezing. Possibly the wettest ski day we've ever had. We wouldn't have been much wetter if we'd jumped in the lake. Even the photos are wet. I'm surprised the trusty Cannon survived. The upper reaches of The Fingers were just a few degrees colder which kept the snow nice and light but our clothes were so wet that it stuck to us like glue.



Saturday, January 27, 2018

McGill Gun Barrels and Christiana Trees

A tour in the Bostock area. First up McGill shoulder with a descent down the Gun Barrels to valley bottom. From there up Christiana Trees to the Fidelity boundary for another run back down to the valley bottom. In the end it was a 2000 meter day. That's a lot for us. No ski pics. But there were rabbit tracks all over the place. Cat food.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Christiana Trees

One of the few destinations in Rogers Pass that isn't actually an avalanche path and that doesn't require crossing avalanche terrain to access. Lots of people but lots of space too. Fabulous skiing. Got the camera out to shoot some slightly lame video...

Saturday, January 20, 2018

NRC

A nice day of mellow skiing at NRC.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Cougar

Another trip into the Cougar Valley. Quiet. Warmer than -20C! Heavenly. Good skiing. The surface hoar layers buried back in December are definitely becoming more reactive. We've been waiting for them to "wake up" and reports this week seem to confirm that they're becoming an issue.


Photo: Nick


Photo: Nick


Photo: Nick