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 having the pilot thread the chopper through a narrow “vee” at one of the peaks. The swoop around the lodge to the helipad was exhilarating.
We carry our skis, gear and food to the lodge and set about organizing ourselves before the second load and third loads of our group arrive from Cherryville. Murray and I stow our food, make lunch, lay out gear.
Soon after the second group arrives, Murray and I are geared up and putting the skins on our skis. We are going to ski some “bunny runs” not too far from the lodge. It is about 11:00 and the snow is getting soft.
A long walk, couple of runs and then a much needed lunch break.
A couple more runs to get practise on my technique and for Mur to get some turns and we start the ski down to the lodge. The snow is that “pig snot” I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Hard to make turns and grabby on the skis.
A great start to our adventure.