After skiing yesterday we stopped at the hotel for a congratulatory pint. This time of year Granville Island Brewery makes a fine Winter Ale which just so happens to be available at the hotel. Combined with some greasy fries and...well, needless to say I didn't feel much like driving back home to Kelowna on Saturday night.
On Sunday morning we wandered over to the visitor center in falling snow. We learned that all of the permit areas would be closed for the day but this was fine because we only wanted to get out for a few hours.
The Hourglass is a gully on the north side of Cheops which descends into the Connaught drainage just a short distance from the hotel. We'd never been there before and it's a short trip so we skied up Cheops to check it out.
There had been a lot of skier traffic and it was pretty chewed up. Still it was really good just to be out and it always adds a little something extra to the day when you can visit an area you've never been to before.
I hope it stays cold in the pass for just a few weeks longer. Come on old man winter hang in there.
Conditions Update Apr 11 2017
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