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BC Day 12. BC Ski Day 10.
On the mountain and hiking at 8:20am with IF on Thursday the 5th of March. 10th BC Ski trip for the season. A few weeks off due to bronchitis though…
Easily first on the mountain, being a Thursday, but due to all the snow recently, had to break some serious trail to get the goods. Anyway, got to the top in one hour ten. My lungs seemed to be holding out okay. Dug a pit, it all seemed good and the first line down was sweeeeet. Started to sun up as well. Hiked a second line in 40 minutes and skied this one out to the bottom. Three other guys about halfway up by this stage. Snow down lower felt a bit heavy and my legs were tired as well so was a bit of a struggle getting over the flatter section at the bottom.
But… two unreal lines done. Haven’t been on this mountain in a while. Good to do it and glad to be back in the BC.
BC Day 11. BC Ski Day 9.
Thursday the 12th of February. Got started at 11:20am with IF. New snow since last week, but there was still an established trail so the climb was EZ. Got just above the treeline and just below the top bowl in 30 minutes. Thought about going for the peak, but it is always better skiing in the trees really. Wanted to access skier’s left so this was a good point to start. The snow was sweet and the great thing about these trees is that it’s hard to do the same line twice. In fact, I didn’t even really know if I had skied this line before. Hiked another in 30. Second line was different, but just as fun.
BC Day 10. BC Ski Day 8.
Out on Friday the 6th of February with IF, as usual. Eyed up the Impact Zone, but decided to come here instead today. Bluebird conditions, no wind, but no new snow either. Started just after 12. The trail was very established and cruised to the peak in 55 minutes. Lots of tracks and wasn’t expecting the snow to be that great, but it turned out to be really soft and totally fun. Hit skier’s left in the trees and it was basically untouched. Light pow, but a really fun line. Only the one today though…