Jay's Report - January 07, 2007
Things I'll Tell My Grand Kids
The last couple of weeks have been amazing. With the exception of one half day of �R�, we have had near perfect skiing conditions. But there are certain powder days that stick out from others. They become the topic of dinner conversations for years. I remember a day at Red Mountain for instance in the 80�s when it dumped 3 feet one night. I remember it well. This weekend will be remembered with equal affection. It was a total powder play weekend from start to finish. I will tell my grand kids about streaming down Boomerang Ridge where the only thing muffling my yelling was the powder in my wind pipe. I�ll tell them about jumping into Linda�s Run from North Ridge and experiencing powder whiteout. I�ll tell them about how excited I was waking up to 39 c�s of �fresh� piled on the Jeep (But I�ll leave out the part of nearly soiling myself with excitement).
The fun continued on Sunday with a combination of wind and snow. As Craig reported, there were certainly run closures and lift interruptions the last few days. In fact, Currie opened briefly on Sunday (I can�t believe I missed it) and reportedly closed due to a small avalanche near Concussion. Anaconda Glades remained opened and was spectacular - over the head.
Evidently, many vacationers and Calgarians migrated back home as hill traffic slowed to a trickle of locals and a few crazies on Sunday. But the Griz had other plans. A weather and accident road closure in Sparwood brought many back to Fernie for more afternoon delight. What better way to end a ski trip than to extend it? I�ll tell that to my grand kids too.
At 8 pm it�s -1 C and still snowing.