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January 5, 2015

Here we go again

Filed under: BC Ski Trip 2014, Canada, Ski, Travel — K2 in Canada @ 10:46 PM

Making good use of the holiday break – 10 day BC road trip to cross country ski in a different place every day. The snow outlook wasn’t great. Even the Rockies were looking at a low snow year so far. So we decided to skip Canmore and beyond. We did the trip clockwise again like last year hoping for more snow to come while we are on the road. Only accommodation we pre-booked was in Field where we stayed 2 nights.

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Day 1 (Dec 26): We left rainy Vancouver just after 9AM Boxing Day morning and drove to the Overlander ski club along Hwy 5 between Merritt and Kamloops. The sun came out just before we dropped down into Merritt. The ski place was sunny and about -2C or so but not very much snow on the ground. Nevertheless everything was groomed well enough and safe to ski on. But the tracks were icy and I had no grip with my crowns at all. Jeff was smarter and took his skates. I did the usual loop around Cow Poke, Side Winder, Ponderosa, Little Joe and Cartwheel around the lake. It was a bit of a drag but I was outside and the sun was shining. What else could I wish for – maybe seeing the moose that is apparently hanging out near the trails. But that did not happen either.

We drove to Vernon for the night, staying at Blue Stream again. The town was bare of any snow unlike a few weeks ago. For dinner we walked downtown and tried a new place to eat – the “Naked Pig”. The meat Sampler of smokes sausage, ribs and chicken with spicy fires and coleslaw was awesome – mind you I didn’t really needed that much meat but it was soooo tender. The ribs were the best. And I have never had chicken that tender. We left nothing behind but sparkling-clean bones. Back at the motel we made it into a TV watching night. “The Host” – a great SiFi movie and then 3 episodes of Game of Thrones :-). I love the books and the TV series is almost as good.

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1 Comment »

  1. Nice place. Wish I had my skis fixed so I can do some cross country skiing.

    Comment by Classy Canuck — January 5, 2015 @ 10:52 PM


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