Skiing on Vermilion Peak – Hat Trick

8 Mar

I was on my way out through Kootenay Park to Invermere anyway, so I invited my friend Gina to come up from Invermere and meet me half-way… and ski my favourite site this winter.   The sun was shining and the temperature a warm -4C as we left the parking lot and climbed up through the enchanted forest.  Unfortunately as we reached tree-line, the sun disappeared and it started to snow – as if to emphasize the quantity of fresh snow that had already obliterated any sign of our passage a week earlier.  With just two of us in the party this time, we didn’t have to stop too often, simply enjoying the flow and rhythm of a 1000m drop to the valley floor in fresh powder:

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