Category Archives: Western Canada

Travels within Western Canada

Up Close and Personal

Yesterday we were tourists at home. Staying at our house are two folks from Devonshire, GB. A arrived a few weeks ago and N arrived a couple of days ago. We have been busy trying to see a few things … Continue reading

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Epilogue, David Henry Lodge

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Swan Song, Days 4 & 5 David Henry Lodge

It takes two days to survey another area, The Glades (South Bowl) and the South Ridge. The skiing just gets better each day. The sun has behaved itself and stayed behind the clouds and every night it has snowed a … Continue reading

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Big Day, Day 3 David Henry Lodge

We are eyeing up a run called Josephine’s today. It more or less faces north and should not have been affected by the sun or the wind. It is a real easy start. Two kilometers on a slightly down sloping … Continue reading

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Smiles All Around, Day 2 David Henry Lodge

It’s cloudy. That is good in my opinion. At this time of year the heat from the sun has a huge effect on the snow. It makes it mushy in the day, at night it freezes leaving an annoying crust … Continue reading

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The Quiet, David Henry Lodge

We are up at David Henry Lodge, a 15 minute helicopter ride from Valemount, BC. We are up here with 6 others to ski the powder and, for me, to rest and enjoy being away from the city. Murray and … Continue reading

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Mistaya 2017 Day 7 Feb 18

Go find something silk, anything. Touch the silk very lightly to your cheek, stroke your cheek. Soft and smooth. The snow today is that smooth. Boot top deep and silky. The skiing is tremendous. J, T and I uptrack on … Continue reading

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Mistaya 2017 Day 6 Feb 17

There are a lot of late risers today. Breakfast was after 8am, D, T, J, and I head up Heather Ridge to the best skiing of the week. It snowed 10+cm yesterday and another 10+ last night and it is … Continue reading

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Mistaya 2017 Day 5 Feb 16

Last night I was beat. I hit the sack and did not stir until 4am. I decide while dozing from 4 to 6 I am extremely fatigued. This morning will be my rest time. If things look better I will skin up … Continue reading

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Mistaya 2017 Day 4 Feb 15

The weather is warm. Too warm for skiing but not ugly. We had a big day yesterday and I feel the remnants of it this morning. Didn’t want to get in over my head so J and I keep our … Continue reading

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