K2inCanada's Blog

January 16, 2016

Day 2: MacPherson Dec 27

Filed under: BC Ski Trip 2015, Canada — K2 in Canada @ 6:12 PM

It had snowed all night long and the car was buried under the white stuff. But it was so dry we could just brush it off. Luckily the roads were clear and the drive to Revelstoke didn’t take long. But since we got up a bit late we didn’t start skiing again till mid day. It was still snowing lightly and the flakes had this perfect star shape – very pretty.

They had groomed the night before. The tracks should have had a thick layer of snow in them but for all those earlier skiers that went through there before us. Sometimes it pays to start late. The temperatures were a bit warmer than the day before and Jeff had to do the skis all over again. He didn’t seem to mind :-). Nevertheless, skiing was tough for me. I felt even more tired and weak than the day before. I dragged myself around the usual trails but it wasn’t fun. So when Jeff found me 2+hrs into the ski I was glad to hear he was ready to head in too. Only did 17km that day.

That night’s destination was Golden. Most of the drive through beautiful Glacier National park was in the near dark. Jeff had again pre-booked the motel. Our usual hide out for Golden wasn’t available for the 2 nights we were going to spent there. Two nights because another of our usual stops, the Truffle Pig Inn in Field, wasn’t available either. Mary’s Motel though was available and turned out to be much closer to town and all the places to eat. It also had a hot tub and pool. Nice pick, Jeff! We were hungry and skipped the hot tub that night and walked straight to “The Island” restaurant, 5min away. As last year the food was awesome. We had Veggie Pakoras for appetizers. Each of us ordered a pasta dish and we shared a Caesar salad. The Caesar was different – single small whole leaves drizzled with dressing and minced bacon. Hard to describe but it was really fun eating a Caesar salad with your fingers :-). Not sure they intended it that way. We had planned to hit the hot tub when we got back to the motel but it was full. Lots of snowmobilers seem to favour this place. So we ended up just watching TV.

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