31. mars 2010

Tuesday 30.3 - Powder heaven

Oh what a wonderful morning! I met this view when I got up at 7 this morning. Beautiful powdered trees and patches of blue sky. We got up and was queueing the Wizard lift at 8:15! This is a couple that refuses to miss out on the powder snow indeed :-) We were not alone! Quite a few people had waited a while before the lift opened to be sure to be the first ones doing the powder runs today.

The weather on top however was more snow, and the upper most lifts were again closed because of poor visibility and avalanche risk. The promise is to open the 7th Heaven lift around 11. But what a start of the day! The pists were LOVELY! None of them were groomed and we had plenty of powder snow to tire us out :-) Here I am enjoying the fantastic Blackcomb mountain. Isn't this just amazing!!! :-)

The 7th Heaven opens and we leave the restaurant in a hurry, even my newly bought cappucino is left out! The area on top of the 7th is too lovely to be described. Just has to be experienced. The last 48 hours we have got close to 70 cm of new snow, and WOW! We do several runs here in this just fantastic area. No wonder the name of the lift covering this area. This really is the 7th Heaven :-)

We have a nice late lunch in the Rendezvous restaurant and take a nice and easy tour down the pists. This has truly been an amazing day in the Canadian Rockies. Back at the hotel we relax and have a looong hot shower. The plan for the evening is finding a new pair of goggles to me. Need my favourite yellow lenses in this weather.

Today is what we came here for. Huge mountains, lots of powder and few people. WOW! :-)

-Happy Marianne-

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