Saturday, March 13, 2010
photo: Malcolm Taylor
Well what was supposed to be a Saturday day trip to KHMR was stopped at Field after a multi semi accident closed the road. We had to rip back to Canmore to collect MT's pass to ski SSV.
Finally got there at around 11 after getting up at 5 and leaving at 6. Didn't want to suffer the loss of dignity by parking up the road so we greased our way into a "vacant" parking spot. Didn't think the Dive would open in the morning, so just hit up some fun areas, slammed some free Amp Energy drinks, snaked some freshies from the "freeride club", and snapped some good photos after getting snaked on a one hit wonder pillow line. Snow was the deepest I have skied at SSV for quite some time!
All was good until we saw skiers whooping it up in the Dive. Quickly got our asses in there to salvage what was left from the morning shit show. Redeemed the poor start to the day with a deep unskied line in my secret stash. SRT tried to convince me to leave that for another run, but I had been snaked already today, so couldn't let that wait another run. Skiing could be described as "All time".
Short on time, we headed up for another lap without lunch, taking full advantage of a lift lineup to do some heckling of the latest in ski "fashion":
"Hey look...it's a black kid" oops, did I say that out loud? The closest that kid will get to the "ghetto" is his parent's home in a gated community in suburban Calgary.
lap 2 was just "okay" as I did some exploring that didn't lead to anything special. Not enough time for a third lap
Some photos by M "quarter pump" T
, including SRT on his new B Dizzle Megafats (Black Diamond Megawatts)
ski out was a little sketchy as Bill had an incident with a snowboarder...
Apparently, KHMR was incredibly busy. When we found out, we felt a little better about missing out. There's always the tough call to make when playing the numbers: deciding to drive away from fresh snow. Had the highway been open, exposing KHMR to even more people, I would actually have preferred to hit up SSV...if I knew the Dive was going to open!
Moral of the story is ship goods by train, use winter tires, and be careful out there!