Surprise: it was pleasant skiing today

Fresh snow high on the hills above Howe Sound

From the ferry we could see fresh snow high on the hills

As I headed out on the ferry to the mainland I could see that the recent rains had deposited some fresh snow high up on the local hills. Skiing on Hollyburn Mt. was actually much nicer than last week (see previous blog post). Even more snow had melted at the trailhead and the place looked like late spring. We skied up anyhow because we wanted the exercise. For most of the way there was a fresh layer of soft snow over a firm base. It made for a short and enjoyable ski.

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3 Responses to “Surprise: it was pleasant skiing today”


  1. 1 alpenglowpro January 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

    hey Robert,

    Think you will enjoy this shot I posted at alpenglowpro.

    Coastal telly powder.

    Cheers Greg

  2. 2 Robert January 27, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Hi Greg,

    I assume you meant the outstanding picture posted at Telemark Ski Pemberton

    When we hear folks complain about the lack of snow at Cypress Bowl, know that in the backcountry near here it is stunning.

  3. 3 Robert January 28, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Greg, I am guessing that you were skiing in Mariott Basin and that is Cayoosh Mountain (2590m) in the background of that picture. I’ve never been there, but it is on my list of destinations for when I can manage multi-day ski trips.


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