All good things must come to an end and this weekend for the first time since moving to Kelowna almost 2 years ago we skied on snow that was -- how to put this? -- not above reproach.
Needle is located west of Kelowna on the Coquihalla Highway, close to Zoa Peak but on the other side of the road. We knew that the conditions probably weren't going to be that great since weather forecasts during the week had called for freezing levels to reach as high as 2400m. It may even have rained in the Needle Peak area judging by the sheets of ice. But despite knowing this I was still keen to visit Needle because we hadn't hadn't skied here before (Brenda was a bit less keen!)
It was a nice sunny day and this helped make up for the challenging snow. Well, kind of. A bit. Okay not really. Anyway the warm sun softened the south facing aspects just enough for some reasonable skiing. However if you do watch the video below turn on your speakers because the sound of the skis on the icy snow gives a good idea of what the skiing was like.
Conditions Update Apr 11 2017
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