Runs: 10; YTD cum runs: 584
A mega storm is whacking the area (including Calgary). We awoke to about 10 cm of fresh snow at home, and about the same in the Sunshine parking lot. Up top, doing the pole test, we found lots of places with 30-35 cm.
|About 38 cm of fresh snow|
First thing this morning, the viz was not the best but merely manageable, and while it was snowing, it wasn't doing so too hard.
|The trees under Cleavage|
|Yours truly (the one under control) up to my knees on Gold Scapegoat|
|Yours truly in the fog on Rolling Thunder|
But the weather was tiresome. It was not warm, and stayed a steady -6° for most of the day. The wind was blasting in from the east, and blowing hard up runs like Bronze Freefall, Bronze Gladerunner, lower Sunshine Coast and even the ski out. You had to tuck to make headway, and the snow drilling into your face was not interesting. Up above treeline, not only was it foggy with one chair viz, but the blowing and falling snow meant you couldn't see 10' in front of you in spots. So while we had some very, very sweet runs in the powder below treeline, a general unhappiness with the weather caused us to bail early -- finding the parking lot had seen it's share of snow, too.