After a few false starts, it seems winter has arrived in Rossland. It dumped most of the day yesterday, laying down 15-20cm of snow, and making for some treacherous driving (and walking) conditions on our steep streets.
In brilliant sunshine and full winter wonderland visuals I got out for a short cross-country ski this morning (just enough snow to loop around Larry’s), but it’s puking again this afternoon, and real skiing doesn’t seem too far away.
Cam surveying our handiwork
The transition to winter is a busy time in the mountains. So much to be done before a snowy deadline arrives, whenever it does. Progressively shorter days, colder mornings, and increasingly inclement weather. Cam and I found time to do a day of run clearing on Granite, a small contribution given the scale of what could be done, but year after year it adds up, and I feel a much more intimate connection to those parts of the mountain. From what I’m told and what we could see across the bottom of Slides, Red’s brushing crews have covered quite a bit of ground across the lower front-side of Granite. A much needed improvement.