Despite being busy with a bunch of projects, I was determined to test out my new ski/binding set-up before a big day in the mountains tomorrow. With only a short window to ski, I did 10 quick laps on Red Mountain (the actual mountain), on a very slow day. There were a few racers training on back trail, but otherwise I had the place to myself. The views over the Kootenay Sea from the top were as magnificent as ever.
Colder temperatures and cloud frosting at lower elevations have been improving the snow day by day. In many places the crust has broken down to a soft and skiable consistency. There’s no getting around the jungle sections, but I was still finding totally fresh fields of powder-like snow in Poochies trees. The new fully-rockered skis I’m trying ate that shit up.