It’s March and spring skiing is upon us at the Spur! Longer days mean more time spent in the mountains and there’s definitely no one complaining about that around here.
Tour 9 (two weeks ago already – holy smokes!) started out cold and clear and the groups spent several days skiing long glaciated lines down south in the Cariboos before some new snow started falling mid-week. By Friday 50cm of fresh had accumulated in some areas and the groups took advantage of classic deep powder skiing in the Morkill zone of the Rockies.
Tour 10 brought a week of clear, chilly weather and spectacular bluebird days spent entirely in the Cariboos. The groups made fresh tracks on high glaciated peaks in the Dore/Wendle zone, zig zagged through old growth forests in McLeod Creek and took full advantage of everything in between. Low hazard and good weather meant a few brand-new runs even made the cut – one stand-out has been dubbed “Diggin’ It” after Diggins Lake in the Zig Zag zone, famous for trophy sized Rainbow Trout and now also for awesome skiing.
In between all the great runs in the mountains we managed to fit in a little bit of fun down at the lodge too – our weekly bonfires were in full swing, the infamous ping pong game made another appearance and we’ve introduced some new Okanagan ciders at the bar so of course we had to host a tasting session last week.
The season is continuing to cruise along up here and today marks day one of Tour 11. The groups are skiing Kicking Country under crisp blue skies and we’re looking forward to seeing where the rest of the week takes them.