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December 2, 2012

Found some snow

Filed under: Canada, Ski — K2 in Canada @ 6:45 PM

Last night the chances of finding any snow for our Sunday ski looked pretty bleak. Only place that said had good conditions was Manning which is a long drive for a day trip. So we thought we’ll check again in the morning and voila, Callaghan had gotten some 20cm of fresh snow and were in the process of grooming more trails (Madeley Creek, Madeley Rd to Lunch Lake and Lower Norwegian Woods) which could make for some nice skiing. So we headed out there – leaving sunny Vancouver behind (forecast was for guess what – rain again – anyhow) – only to get stuck in a highway closure on HWY 99 just before the turn off onto Callaghan Valley Road. Big accident apparently closed the hwy both directions. Luckily they cleared up our lane first and we were on our way only 10min after we stopped. The roads were wet but not icy. Once driving up the Callaghan Rd there was lots more snow on the ground and the trees were covered. It was overcast with light flurries when we started skiing – classic. The sun tried to break through once but instead it started snowing harder. After doing Porters Glide as a warm-up I was heading up Madeley Road. The snow was pretty good – I had exellent grip today and made it up all those hills with no trouble (maybe it was the altitude last weekend that killed me). In no time I was up at the tun-off. Going down to Lunch Lake the snow flakes became HUGE and I stopped a few times to take pictures. It was sooo pretty. Took only 1hr and 20min and I was back. Still had enough energy left to do another Porters Glide and a loop of Madeley Creek where I met up with Jeff. He tried to ski slow enough to stay with me but…I was getting tired by now. Overall a great ski though – felt so much better than last week. 19km, 2hrs 20min. Still a long ways to go though from being able to do the first loppet on the schedule – Reino Keiski in Salmon Arm, 36km of quite hilly terrain in mid Jan.

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