January 7, 2011

Kootenay 4

We finished our breakfast by candle light because the power went out at about 7:20 a.m.  Regardless, the pilot and mechanic fired up the magic machine and we went skiing!

A fresh foot had fallen overnight, and it heavily snowed most of the day.  Temperatures rose to a very wet state up to about 4300 ft, our lowest pick-up of the day.  The snow was deep and we needed steep to ride and we got it.  Sloughs were less frequent than yesterday, but some were quite large and dense.  Skiing was great with over-the-head plumes.

After completing the CMH 4-day trip, yours truly left the Kootenay operation for self-propelled ski touring at Rogers Pass.  I followed Gord and Debbie from Nakusp back to Revie.  Like the opposite direction, we made the ferry with not much contingency.  I was the last car on the Revelstoke return trip, versus next to last on the Nakusp-bound ride. 

The avalanche report is not promising.  We'll see what tomorrow brings.

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