The cretins at the weather office have promised snow all week, but so far have failed to deliver. A few lonely flakes floated by this morning on some sort of scouting mission, but apparently they didn't like what they saw and have fled. As an added gift it was rather warm yesterday, but cooler today just to ensure nothing gets too soft. Like patrons in some sleazy diner serving up dry turkey and stuffing six days after thanksgiving, Fernie gourmets, well me at least, are having a hard time stomaching another serving of bumps and stiff corduroy.
To add insult to injury some of the new area has (gasp) small rocks scattered
about and in other areas the wind has scattered tree droppings all over the
snow which is tacky looking, even if not a real hazard. (Care for some whine
with your bird Mac?).
They soon had it running again though and I slowly worked my way through Siberia bowl snapping pictures. Although most of Siberia bowl is quite flat, there appears to be some interesting skiing off of the Siberia ridge. A lot of it is moderately sloped and quite open glades. These were already packed and even mogulled, but should provide some great turns once the powder returns.
At 2:50 PM the thermometer at the house swears it is -9C, but it feels much colder to me. It is cloudy, but the flakes are still in hiding.
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