Powder Days Part 1

After watching the weather forecast with bated breath, we knew it was going to start snowing again.  So Excited.  It also meant the temperature was going to rise a bit, and while -30 degrees was interesting to experience, it is fine if it doesn’t continue for our whole trip.

It started snowing!  We had to work for another day, but that was fine, as it meant the snow could start building.

On Wednesday morning, we consulted the internets, and due to the 10cm of snow overnight, and the accumulated snow over the past few days, we decided to go to Kicking Horse again.  There were puppies playing in the carpark.  They don’t seem to care about the snow.

Happy Snow Puppies
Happy Snow Puppies

It was ridiculous and amazing and so soft and foofy.  The whole day was great, the powder was great, the field was so much fun with that much snow.  Everywhere is so much fun with powder!    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Cruising down into the bowls, it is all quiet and peaceful, and the only sound you can hear was not the scrape of board over firm snow or ice, but the “WooooOOOOO” and “YEahhhhh” of the people riding around you, everyone was just so excited and happy to have a powder day.  Even Canadians get excited about powder!  It was the best day we’ve had, and Woooooooooo.

I love the trees in the snow, not only for zooming around them, but they look so pretty!  And they have squirrels in them!

Foof!
Foof!
Valley
Valley
I love the trees!
I love the trees!
Trees trees trees
Trees trees trees
Trees trees trees
Trees trees trees

Thursday (today)  we decided to mix it up and go to Lake Louise, as it was closer, even though they hadn’t had quite as much snow.  We had a great day there, we stayed on Larch and Ptarmagin lifts, over the far side of the field, and the whole day was great, lots of zooming through trees, falling around trees, and a few swear words, but mostly it was fantastic and there were freshies galore!

Snow on branches
Snow on branches

We arrived home to nicely plowed streets, and a large ledge of snow in our driveway, so we had to spend some time clearing it out before we could park.   Not so much fun after a couple of full days of boarding, but it was nice to get the driveway clear.

I’ve formed a theory, on why Canadians are so nice and helpful.  I think it is cause of the powder, and cause their country is so pretty.  They can’t help but be super happy after having a winter of riding powder, it makes everyone so very happy!   And everything is just so pretty, even when there is no snow, the mountains and trees and lakes are all So Pretty, that it just makes everyone happy.  All the happy.

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