Day 2 of our trip we skied Red Mt. It was half price day-which we didn't know until Wed AM boy timing is everything, lift ticket $24.00. Weather was cold and overcast, very windy on Top and the backside was almost zero visibility so we skied the front.. We had great snow with about 8-10 in. of new snow. Once in awhile could feel the crunch underneath. We mostly skied the trees and had great snow. Skied both Granit and Red Mt., no crowds, no lift lines and great snow.
Some of the tree area we skied, pretty steep but held good snow.
Randy skiing through the trees.
Red Mt. impressions. Big area, lots of great steep tree skiing, rafters bar in main lodge had good beer and really good pizza to go with the beer. Not crowded, no lift line, sort a pain to hike up the hill quite a ways to get to lifts but hell then you're warm when you get there. This was the really lst day I have skied Red because you can't count the last time as it rained really hard and I went home at NOON.
THURSDAY. Drove Wed to Nelson and stayed in the Alpine motel, really convenient as you can park right in frront of room and makes 3 guys loaded and unloading etc. easier. Close to town and friendly people, discount tic at Whitewater and 3 of us stayed for $89.00 - good deal.
Whitewater, got there at 0715 so we could park close to lodge. We had lst row but everything closed, coffee and breakfast not until 0800. Mt. John Cooley (fellow bear who offered to show us around). Snow was between 10 and 18 in fressh depending on where you were and very good, overcast day with good visibility. Skied the east side first and warmed up in the powder and trees. Switch3d to hard side and skied there and new chair.
My impressions of Whitewater were that this is a REAL SKIERS MT., difficult and big. You wouldn't normally think a skie area with only 3 chairs woould be rated as BIG but Whitewater is big with plenty of Powder, Steeps, Trees and vertical. My biggest regret was that I am an old fart and on the 3rd day my legs weren't what I wanted them to be. Very impressed with the new chair area and Outback Bowl tree area 2,000 vertical of sold steep tree skiing, had a ball but honestly the run kicked my butt - but had fun.
Pictures are of J.Cooley and myself and wanted to include as an acknowledgement for a great guy who spent the day guiding us around Whitewater, THANK YOU JOHN from all 3 of us. And the other picture is of some trees we skied. Didn't get too many pic of Whitewater as I forgot to charge battery of camera.
Johns on the L and the other guy is me. Note the snow.
We didn't ski this area but interesting to note Whitewaters great terrain and attitude. Sort of states, "Dangerouos area dummy if you ski it you better be good - proceed at YOUR own risk !" John Cooley point this out to mee andsure says a lot of Whitewaters terrain. COOL
Thats it, had a great time. Great snow, great mountains, great friends, good turns, lots of high fives and smiles, good beer and freindly Canadian people. What more can you ask.