It has been a bitterly cold week. My plans for skiing Monday and Wednesday were dashed by -30° or lower temps up at Sunshine each morning -- though amazingly, I went out and volunteered servicing grizzly bear monitoring cameras on Tuesday down in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park where the temperature started at -28° and never got above -22°.
|The Galatea Bridge. Not Sunshine. Suffer.|
Sunshine has not reported any snow this week but I can prove some fell, though not much.
|A couple of cm's on the grooming on Wildfire|
In the afternoon, the sky was clear, the wind low, and it felt a bit warmer. The snow that fell overnight was readily visible but no deeper on the upper mountain.
|That's fresh snow on Assiniboine Trail|
|Looking back from the same spot|
|Freshies in the Bowl|
So if you're coming this weekend, bring along your racing/carving skis, dress warm, and come prepare to zoom (safely, I hope).