Holly cold on the Hill last night. Heading across Beaver valley enroute to Blue it dipped as low as -24C and it was breezy. Much to our delight when we arrived at the top of the Southern Chair it was a balmy -20C and snowing heavily. I love it when the only place its snowing is on the Ski Hill! Had Noah and Blake the 13 year olds with me again. These two are hard core eat , breath sleep boarding! Now we started out heading to the Terrain Park. I headed that way with Frozen Fingers from fumbling around getting ready at the car! Wiggled the hands all the way up the lift and things improved greatly and was reasonable comfortable. Did a half dozen runs, Happy Valley , Calamity then my toes were just too cold so I headed to the Terrain Parks and told the boys to come in for dinner! I had two pairs of socks on , the Injinjii Toes socks with Marks Work Warehouse wool thermal! The Toes were numb and took a good 10-15 minutes to warm up. Having the toes separated wasn't very bright. I took off the Toe Socks and went to the single thermal sock and was much better … will not do toe socks again , that’s for sure. After dinner the boys headed to the Orchard and I followed. Did a few runs down Cruiser , loved it. The few cm of fresh snow was on top of machine groomed powder and it was about as good as it gets , 95% anyway just as good as before our January Thaw. Meet up with the boys around 8:30 at the Orchard. Did one run down Butternut which was fantastic. I was comfortable going down the hills but the ride up was brutally cold. Now my Knees felt like someone was beating on them with a meat tenderizer…YIKEs! So I headed down the Ski out taking a second warming break in the Southern Lodge. After consoling myself with a Creemore Logger I headed back up the Southern Chair and called it a night. At 09:30 pm I drove down the Hill to the base of the Orchard lift and waited for Blake and Noah to close down the hill at 10:00 pm.
It was a pretty amazing night , no one on the hill. When I headed to the Orchard I was the only one on Waterfall the entire way …I owned the Hill. I wished I could handle the extreme cold like the boys ..must be an age thing.
Just for the record I was wearing at the start ….
Helmet over Nylon Hoody ( attached to coat ) over Balaclava over Running Compression Cap over Buff that covered neck….yup 5 things on head!!!! I had to adjust my Helmet so it would fit. I had two long sleeve Mizuno Compression Shorts with a Columbia Sweat Shirt topped with my very warm Columbia 3 in 1! Down below was my Sugoi Running Tights topped with my new Ski Pants and of course the Toe Socks under the Wool Socks.
No plans to head out this weekend or early next week. A week from today all the Kids are off so I booked the day off to head to the Hill. Told Noah and Blake next week its Fri/Sat/Sun , they were very pleased!