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.