To the old 'location, location, location' advice about real estate, you could add 'timing, timing, timing' for today's skiing. Ah, the joys of spring skiing.
We had been away for a spring shopping weekend in Calgary and returned last night to a warm drizzle. This was may have been appropriate for the excellent evening of blues we were treated to by Guy Davis at the Arts Station, but certainly not encouraging for skiing.
Cedar Ridge, the Mitchy Chutes and probably others were closed due to ice and I heard of at least two serious sounding incidents of people doing the bowling ball trick down the Bear T-Bar line. On the other hand Sunnyside was nice and soft despite the thin cloud. However despite a similar aspect, the Concussion Chutes proved to be rather crunchy although skiable when I arrived there at mid day.
Timing was critical as the sun came out again in the early afternoon. I was
by this time family skiing (it is school break in BC) and we were sticking to
the lower runs. These softened quickly with the sun and I suspect the same would
have been true for south facing upper slopes as well. The shady spots would
have been brutal though.
At 3:15 P.M. it is 8 C at the house and a thin cloud has just materialized again.
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