The weekend of February 18-19 it was DUMPING snow. Seriously, look at this:
|Can you call that ass deep?|
|First run, so fluffy!|
What did I learn my first day?! How to put on skins (you store them in your jacket when you are making laps, thus the "square" look to my jacket pictured above), how my new bindings functioned, how to track a beacon, and how to NOT layer your clothes. You get pretty hot skinning up a mountain it turns out, and you have to save room in your pack for those discarded layers. Who knew?
|Lake Basin at the bottom of our route. I love how quiet snow makes everything.|
The 2nd day of our ski adventure started with a bang when I forgot lunch at the condo. Never fear, that's why you keep a bag of stale bread in the car! We skinned up, took a run down, and stopped for "lunch".
|My tracks are clearly the more awesome looking ones, ending in a deep hole|
My favourite part of the whole trip? Besides skiing in freshies, being outside, and getting an awesome workout? Meeting so many other peeps who love BC skiing too! It was just Imran and I partnered for the day, but look at all the great people we ran into - including my friend Ben, who I know from running group!
|Party - Backcountry Style|