Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, and we know where the great skiing is!
Springtime is making a bold entrance at Crescent Spur, and although temperatures have been pushing 10+ degrees and things have been starting to look a little greener down at the lodge in the last couple days, there is still tons of great skiing to be had up in the alpine.
Tour 11 was welcomed with three days of cold temperatures and sunny blue skies, and the groups spent the beginning of the week down south on less-frequented runs like Braveheart, Waimea and Arc It Up. Low hazard meant they were able to access some great steep runs and a definite highlight was skiing Backside Belt Grinder in Quartz Creek in the middle of the week.
Thursday brought some new snow and a day of great tree skiing in McLeod Creek, and by Friday there was 10+ cm of fresh powder which meant a stellar end to the week!
We had a sunny start to Tour 12 but that quickly changed as an early spring squall rolled through and dumped 50+ cm of powder throughout the day on Monday. The middle of the week was chock full of face shots in McLeod Creek and silky-smooth turns in the Morkill, and we had some tired but very happy guests returning to the lodge everyday for après.
We had a bonfire in the works for Thursday after dinner but Mother Nature had other plans for us, and we opted to stay warm and cozy around the bar indoors while more snow came down all evening. No one was complaining though, and a spectacular day down south on the glaciers meant big smiles and tired legs all round to finish up the week.
Tour 13 has started out with a couple of bluebird days and more glacier skiing, and as the season slowly starts to wind down for us, we have high hopes for an epic finish!