December 21, 1999

Firm, but pretty good

There was no new or fluffy snow today and there were places where you could find some mild breaking crust, some hard to icy spots (down low) and even the odd rock poking through. Still I thought the skiing was pretty good. Generally the snow carved well, particularly where already chopped up by previous traffic and it was a pretty day with near ideal temperatures. I also skied most of the day with my family which usually (not always <g>) puts me in a more charitable frame of mind.

Everything except the Face Lift is now open but lots of areas are still rather twiggy.

At 7:40 PM it is -7 C at the house and I can't see any stars, so I assume it is cloudy.

Mount Fernie and the Three Sisters framed by trees at the top of the Timber Express.

Upper Timber Bowl with Mammoth Head on the left - taken from the White Pass Chair.

Looking North up the Elk Valley from the top of the White Pass lift. Part of the Concussion Chutes is on the near left, and the town of Fernie is in the center.

Polar Peak from the top of White Pass.