Craig's Report - January 7, 1998

The Snow Just Keeps Coming

jan05981.JPG (25248 bytes)Another nice little dump freshened things up nicely for this morning.  Unfortunately there was still little open and the same powder hungry crew was busy chewing up what there was.  The snow was light and boot high to knee deep this morning, but the serious snowing didn't start until the lifts opened.

They did manage to get Cedar Ridge open about 11:00 AM, but unfortunately I missed the opening by a full ride and by then much of the slope was already tracked out.  I did find a favored line pretty much untouched and had a pretty good run down though.  I took this picture at the bottom looking back up.  I am not sure if I have ever seen that many folks blasting down the ridge on a weekday morning.  BTW the graininess is not do to my camera, but the immense amount of snow in the air.

jan07982.JPG (6135 bytes)This shot was also taken from the Cedar Ridge run out and is the only other picture I got around to taking.

This afternoon the snow started to get serious.  The forecast 'flurries' left enough snow in my driveway that the bottom of the van dragged as I backed in at 4:30 PM, despite the fact it had been cleared at noon. More 'flurries' are predicted for the next couple of days and at 5:00 PM the snow is still coming.  It has gotten quite a bit cooler and is now -9 C, but the radio reports that Sparwood, about 30 km away, is -19 C.

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