Friday, 9 December 2011

Ski Day 4: Sunny thinness

Vert: 5,140 m    YTD cum vert: 11,025 m
Runs: 13    YTD cum runs: 31

I think KC is learning to like midweek skiing. Few crowds, no lines at our favourite lunch haunts, getting up "late" (a lizardly 8 AM wakeup call had us in the parking lot at 10:05), riding what you want and quitting when you feel like it.

Today was one of those days where we bailed early, mostly since the light was fading. It's impressive how low the sun is at 2 PM. We were riding Angel chair and the sun was barely above Standish Ridge. I guess it's one of the downsides of skiing in December.

Still, it was a beautifully sunny day, and we searched and found some nice powdery tracks. We started our day on Wawa, as I was checking out potential tour routes that I may have to guide one day in my role as SnowHost.
AM sun on Wawa
We were all over the mountain though didn't ride Standish today.
Obligatory shot from top of Divide
We found some great lines today, including over descending into TeePee Town. Here's some pictures taken from the Angel chair:
Lower OS Pitch; very nice 
Access to TP Bowl
As I mention over on my blog at Powderwatch, if you knew where to go, it was a great day. However, since we haven't had snow since last weekend, and need a bunch more, the coverage is starting to get thin in spots. So if you didn't know where to go, it was dicy in places.

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