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This past week I've driving across Canada for a job in Invermere, BC. I made it to Banff on Thursday, so I decided to spend a day skiing at Sunshine.

And what a day. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and it was warm and sunny all day. It was icy at first, so I stuck to the groomers until about 10:30, and after that I followed the sun around. It took me a few runs to get used to my rental skis, and the boots I got were too big, so I had to trade those in, but once I got going, I hardly stopped.

I skied a bunch off Wawa and the chutes to the left of Standish, which were the first to go soft. I gave Goat's Eye a shot just before noon, but it was still hard and chunky, and no fun to ski.

By the time I finished lunch, the sun had softened up the runs off Angel and Divide so I skied a bunch there. Bye Bye Bowl was really nice. At around two I was about to head back to Goat's Eye, because the sun had been beating down there for a few hours by this point. Unfortunately, just as I was going to, I was told the lift was closed for maintenance. It didn't re-open.

I kept making loops around the village area, skiing a bit of everything. Tee-Pee Town was the last area to soften up and it was really good when it did.

All in all it was a great day. I was dissapointed Goat's Eye closed just when it was going to be good, but the weather was perfect, and the rest of the mountain was great. I started my first run just before 9 and ended my last just before 5 and now I'm beat, but it was worth it. The sun was still high in the sky when they closed the lifts, but by that point my legs were jello. Hopefully I can make it back before it closes now that I'm nearby.

I'll post some photos shortly, but right now I can't fine the connector for my camera.