On a ski hill, a whiteout is a condition where visibility is limited and contrast is almost non-existent. No sun, so no shadows. It’s an odd sensation to be slipping down the hill, hoping the terrain will stay smooth.
Today at Sunshine, the cloud covered the top of Angel. We thought of staying low on Wawa, but the lift line there was discouraging. So we went up Angel and into the mist. The top part was tricky, and then visibility improved as we dropped lower. At times it was snowing, making it even harder to see. However, the temperature was mild, hovering right around freezing. There was no wind. And the snow was perfect.
Finally, at the end of the day, the sun came out. This is the ski-out as it passes the Turn Station.
And on the way back to Calgary, a hail storm.
Though I would have preferred more Sun at Sunshine, it was a relaxing day away from the routine.
Hey Sue.. That’s so great .. I’d love to ski again.. It’s been awhile. One of my trips will have to be to a ski hill instead of a beach 🙂
Hey! Can’t complain about a beach!
Awesome one day ski again but still love skydiving and scuba diving
Someday, you must take me scuba diving. 🙂
I once lost my glasses at the top of a hill and had to ski down “blind” – it was the same sensation. It weird though how the other senses become so enhanced I remember I could feel ever little wrinkle in the snow on the way down. And of course the adrenaline rush was really something out of this world – my heart was up in my throat the whole way down terrified a tree would jump out in front of my at any moment!!! Anyway, glad you had a great ski day. Sunshine was alway my favorite hill.
Let’s get you up to Sunshine Village again . . . even if it’s only to sit in the Chimney Corner Lounge by the fire and do some writing!
It’s worse driving in white out. 🙂
Yes it is! Makes us appreciate good weather.
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