Great day at McGill Shoulder on Sunday. Good visibility, not too cold, and 10-15cm of new snow had fallen overnight. Brilliant.
There's so much terrain at McGill. We often get slightly turned around only to end up stumbling across some great new run that we've never been to before.
An uneventful day for the most part. Just great skiing. Until we were almost back at the car that is...
The trail out is a real bobsled run. At the end you rocket out of the trees and up onto the snowbank beside the highway and then follow it back to the car. We had both just shot up onto the snowbank when some sixth sense made me look back over my shoulder.
To my horror all I saw was a giant brown wave of snow and muck hurtling down the highway towards us. I threw myself off the snowbank into the trees and simultaneously screamed "PLOWWWWWWWWW!!" at Brenda. Without hesitating for an instant she repeated my performance and landed in a heap just as the tsunami of muck and gravel washed across the snowbank.
This was the second plow related incident in a few weeks and both occurred within 100m of each other. Weird.
Conditions Update Apr 11 2017
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