Mar
29
2016
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Easter Week-end and more

The winter is passing by so fast. with mild temperatures and low precipitations, it seems like I am still waiting for the winter to show up. But, when I came back to town yesterday, it seems like spring is well set-up in the valley with the first swans already swimming on the unfrozen Marsh Lake. The forecast for the next days is not very promising with warmer temperatures and maybe rain even in the mountains. But, let’s keep thinking positive. The last 3 weeks were not too bad at all and we had some great ski. Easter weekend was not that sunny, the snow was not that great at the lower elevations, but had a lot of fun. So far, snow conditions are not completely bad for a low snow winter. There is a bit more than 1 meter of snow at White Pass and Haines Pass at 1000m of elevation,  the willows are visible, but higher in the alpine the difference is not that obvious.

Easter weekend was also the time to connect with friends on other ways, less time on skis but more time singing and playing around the fire.

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Before the weekend, conditions were excellent in Haines Pass, I have left a couple of nice signatures on the slopes.

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Then we set up the traditional Easter weekend camp.

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The sledders were also well represented with their huge camp at the Summit.

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Even if the weather was not that great, the sun was not very too far, we had some good windows and decent snow conditions to have a lot of fun.

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The girls had a lot of fun skiing in the fresh snow.

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Then we have spent a lot of time chasing the sun and the light, with more or less success…

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Some of us have found other ways to take advantage of the current weather.

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And the after ski was always amazing.

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Chasing the light…

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Regardless of the conditions, skiing around here is always an adventure, if skiing is not as great as it should be there is always something new to discover and friends to be met.

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