Craig's Report - February 22, 2008
Forgive me Griz. I know it was only a short while ago I actually had the temerity to complain about too much powder, but a week without snow has made me see the error of my ways and I now want my powder back, please. It doesn't have to be snorkel deep, but a little something to cushion the hard pack blues would be gratefully received.
The skiing has remained remarkably good despite the dry spell and the Alberta Family Day weekend crowds. It probably would rate quite high by any reasonable standards, but my admittedly very spoiled sixteen year old pronounced it mediocre today and I am inclined to agree with her. North facing slopes tended to be firm but carvable, while South facing ones were spring like, with conditions ranging from slightly mushy to somewhat crunchy depending on the progress of the sun. None of what we skied was bad, but some wasn't all that tasty. Everyone seemed to enjoy the sun and beautiful scenery though.
It has been moderately busy throughout the week as a result of the beginning of school break season. This rarely translated into line ups of consequence, but there definitely seemed to be more folks on the slopes than on week days so far this season.
At 18:00 it is -2 C at the house and clear.