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Mistaya 2017 Day 2 Feb 13

Today is the first full day of skiing. There is an uptrack adjacent to the lodge leading to Heather Ridge. It is a mostly treed run and it ends at the lake you see from the lodge. The slope is … Continue reading

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Mistaya 2017 Day 1 Feb 12

Back again. 10 skiers a long way from civilization. I love this place. I’ve skied here enough I am familiar with the area so a quick study of the maps gives some of the folks that have never been here … Continue reading

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Mallard Mountain Lodge, First Full Day

Skiing is still sketchy. The wind has stopped but the temperature is still real cold. We have chosen to start early in case we can stay out all day we want to maximize our time out on the snow. The … Continue reading

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Mallard Mountain Lodge, Sunday January 1, 2017

Up and at-em. Off to breakfast 6.30 just like the front desk said. We are summarily told ‘we don’t open till 7.00’. The hotel is not winning alot of points this trip. The heli prelim is as most places but … Continue reading

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Mallard Mountain Lodge

One of my favorite sayings is ‘The worst the driving the better the skiing.’ Today the driving was quite good until the BC border. As I gained an hour on the day the roads turned slick and I slowed down. … Continue reading

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Top of the World and Trees

Last day today up at Sol Mountain Lodge. J and A want us to ski with them today. After much grilling about where we would ski, terrain and trees, Murray and I agree to go with them. Our group today … Continue reading

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Ahhh!

Today there is some relief from the sun. It has been relentless and when you’re surrounded by snow the sun hits you from all angles. It’s like standing in a mirror box. High altitude and intense sun makes for sun … Continue reading

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Baulder

Debbie’s day off. I head out with A, J and G. It’s the other side of the valley today. We’re in no big hurry to get out the door as it is day 3, and are tired and yesterday it … Continue reading

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Snow, Ice, Slush and Schmoo

It is said that the Inuit have dozens of words for snow and ice. We are experiencing many of those here at Sol Mountain Lodge. Itwas cold enough to freeze the top of the snow last night. Mur and I … Continue reading

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Sol Mountain Lodge

Five of us (of our group of 13) board a mosquito of a helicopter in Revelstoke and fly down the Columbia River Valley, turn right and buzz over the peaks. The ride is made thrilling (for me at least) by … Continue reading

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