It was raining when we picked up the guys in Revelstoke. It rained on the drive up to the Pass and it was still raining as we skied away from the very quiet Visitor Centre. We were soaked to the core within 30 minutes. Honestly if any of us had wavered for just one second we would have bailed.
Thankfully none of use did and we were rewarded. Part way up Ursus Trees the rain turned to snow. Then a wind blew in that tugged at the all enveloping mist. Within just a few minutes there were patches of blue sky and our spirits rose. Our ski down through the trees is was surprisingly good.
The change in weather called for a change in plans. We quickly abandoned Ursus Trees and headed for Bruins Ridge to take Damon somewhere new.
The weather steadily improved as we climbed.
Then down in a completely untracked 8812 Bowl.
Not exactly cold smoke but considering how the day started it seemed pretty amazing to us.
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