Jan 11: Cool Clouds

Jan 11: Cool Clouds

It was sunny this morning, but only on Goat’s Eye and the top part of Divide/Tee Pee/Angel. As the day progressed, the fog bank slowly pulled back exposing more and more of the upper mountain. We waited until after 12:30 PM to attempt the upper mountain. Even then, the fact that Sunshine sits on the […]

Jan 10: Grey and Fast

Jan 10: Grey and Fast

It was overcast almost the whole day today, making the light somewhat flat. That made it tough to see the powder that still lingers. For instance, this is a fair representation of what it looked like on Assiniboine Trail, but not at all representative of how it skied. There was just a ton of untracked […]

Jan 5: Damn near Perfect

Jan 5: Damn near Perfect

Recipe for a perfect ski day: Take one blue sky day: Add a solid dose of deep powder: Mix in perfect temps (-6° in the village, -9° up top), minimal wind (15 km/hr gusting to 20 km/hr), and you had what all the guests called an awesome day. I was busy at the base today […]

Jan 4: Deep and delicious

Jan 4: Deep and delicious

Sunshine got a lot of snow since I was last here on Monday. I found a spot to check just what fell overnight. So powder was EVERYWHERE… …and it was a blast to ride. My “run of the day” was dropping into a line over 1 m deep of untracked. On the downside, snow jammed […]

Dec 31: Chillin’ in the sun

Dec 31: Chillin’ in the sun

We’ve been spoiled the last few weeks by fine riding temps. Today was a bit reminiscent of last Christmas, when temps were seriously sub zero. It started at -22° in the village this morning, -20° up top, but never got much above -15° in the village and -18° up top. On the bright side, there […]

Dec 29: Crazy snowy, crazy windy

Dec 29: Crazy snowy, crazy windy

I was going to title this post “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day”, but there was no Winnie metaphor I could come up with, though The Blustery Dy fit pretty well. The Parks wind station at the top of Divide was down from 9 AM till just before 1 PM, so I don’t really […]