Snow last week in the hills

Snow in Cypress Bowl 6727.jpg Backcountry tourist route to Hollyburn Mt. 6729.jpg
From downtown, when the skies cleared, it was obvious that the recent precipitation left fresh snow on the hills. By the time we arrived to ski on Sunday there had been a time of rain and then freezing, so that the new snow had a thick crust. The early afternoon sun softened the south facing aspects.

Starting to build an igloo 6728.jpg Igloo entrance 6730.jpg
On our way up, a group of igloo-builders were just beginning to shovel snow. When we returned, the snow-dome was complete, most of the builders were inside, and the finishing touches were being made to the entrance tunnel. Nice work! Our group has not built an igloo here since December, 2006.

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1 Response to “Snow last week in the hills”

  1. 1 André March 23, 2009 at 7:54 am

    nice one!! feels so different being at the reverse time of year… here in chile summer is slowly coming to an end and in about 3 months we will probably have ski season..

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