November 17, 2000
It has been cold, gray and delightfully gloomy for the last few days, but those miserable clouds just haven't parted with any of the white stuff. While I found calf deep snow well up in Cedar Bowl a couple of days ago, it is hardly encouraging unless you regularly wax for twigs and rocks. While Fernie snow can come big when it comes, one can't help but start to be concerned that the scheduled Dec 1 opening might be postponed again this year. It is certainly possible for the snow to come in time, but the storm track is going to have to get its act together pretty soon.
I assume the lack of snow must at least be helpful for the folks working on the new Bear Chair. It now sports its cable and is starting to look fairly complete.
The cold weather has allowed the hill to run its rather limited snow making
equipment with the result that the only skiable area of the hill is the Bunny
Run beside the Mighty Moose. Every day a contingent of boarders trucks up and
down this, racking up vertical a 100 feet at a time. Of course they have built
some jumps and one certainly has to admire their enthusiasm, but so far I just
just haven't been able to summon up much will to take a run myself. However
if Griz doesn't come through soon, who knows.