For my last day of work at Lafarge, I got the hardest commute I’ve had yet. When I got up on Friday morning I quite surprised to see that a foot of snow had dumped overnight. My car looked like this:
The roads hadn’t been ploughed, so it was a slow & tricky drive in to work. The day warmed quickly & in the afternoon most of the snow had melted off. Friday was a nice day at work, a good lunch with the maintenance staff, a lovely card, lots of gifts & plenty of well-wishes.
My last ski at Sunshine was Saturday morning – it was nice & warm & very empty. Unfortunately, the runs were still pretty icy by the time I left. Still, I have good memories of my skiing improving by orders of magnitude there & I’ve forgotten just how many times I went this season – definitely got my money’s worth from the season pass.
After what can be considered a sleep-in on Sunday morning, I hiked off to Calgary (it’s been a while, thankfully) to pick-up (my aunt) Valerie from the airport. Air Canada, true to form, had managed to put her bag on a later Vancouver-Calgary flight; hence, we waited around for another hour. It’s really nice after a year here to have a visitor & not having to poach other people’s visitors. Various road-trip planning discussions ensued – we still have a bit to organise.
With all the snow that’s been around, Lake Louise is staying open an extra week. In an act of generosity/scheming-to-poach-Sunshine-passholders-for-next-winter, all North American resort season passes are good this week. Today Valerie & I headed out to Louise with Megan, Alex & Finn at a very reasonable hour. The sun was out in the morning & gradually melted some of the ice off the runs at the top of the hill. We took turns minding Finn as we went up & explored a little. We weren’t up for anything extreme, but had a most enjoyable time skiing around on various amounts of slushy snow. It was quite different to what I’m used to, but all good fun. Rock stars that we are, Alex & I posed for photos with Asian tourists/sightseers at the top of the gondola – we must have looked the part. It was nice skiing somewhere different with big views out over the Bow Valley to Lake Louise & Mt Temple.
We popped over to Lake Louise so Valerie could walk on a lake for a little while.