Waist Deep

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

During the last two days, at least 50cm of new snow has fallen, and in many places significantly more. Yesterday was truly spectacular with virgin turns in powder all morning. Last night the temperature rose above freezing and the snow turned to rain. Disappointed, we went to bed thankful we'd got our powder turns in when we did.

This morning we were pleasantly surprised to find nearly another foot of fresh snow on the ground. We powered back breakfast, jumped on the lift and discovered the cloud clearing into a perfect blue-bird powder day. We met some folk who are living in Sainte Foy in their van for the winter, and they showed me some of their "secret stash" - places where most punter don't dare to venture. Sinking deep turns in the trees, I can assure you, the snow was waist deep.

For Dani however, the snow was often up to her eyeballs, as she spent more time in the snow than on it. Its been a rather steep learning curve, but by the fourth run today, Dani was cutting some mean turns down 'powder paddock' in knee-deep-untracked-greatness.

Today was definitely one of my best days skiing ever. More snow forecast for later in the week! Here's some shots we took this morning before we ditched the camera for the skis.


These are some of the chalets near where we live.


Snow collecting on the fence outside our front door.

Powder Day
Near La Bataillette, where Venture Ski's chalets are.

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