The hot and sunny weather continued on Sunday then took a break with some clouds yesterday (I couldn't get out anyway) only to return full force today. We seem to be in a lull in the spring break schedule and as this picture of Boom suggests, lift lines weren't a problem. I understand that both Manitoba and Alberta schools are out next week though, so presumably the crowds will return. There probably still won't be lift lines though as the new chairs seem to be able to handle everything that comes so far.
The next three pictures were all taken from a high traverse off of the White Pass chair over to the corner pocket. This one shows a skier descending from the top of Polar Peak down the large face into Currie. He will soon have to make some choices as we are standing in a large field of old avalanche rubble that would be rather unpleasant to ski. There were lanes through it though.
A little further down yet we came across this mean looking chute apparently designed by Otis Elevator. There were old tracks heading down through the tight holes between the rocks, but the sign saved me from even having to consider it. <g> For those who feel Fernie might not offer enough steepness for them, I could always recommend this little gem. ;-)
At 4:20 P.M. the porch thermometer is claiming 20 C, but the porch is in the sun (not the thermometer though). My wife just informed me our van thought it was 14 C. It is certainly quite comfortable out there in shorts. There is just the odd thin cloud in the sky.
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