We went skiing.
Regular downhill resort skiing is downright cold. With the lifts, the speed and the wind chill, downhill skiing at this temperature is not fun. But ski touring?!? Awesome. We started with a sheltered ski up the old ski out, and headed to the Sunshine Mountain Lodge for lunch. It was so cold, we hammered up and set a blistering speed - arriving at the lodge in a speedy 1h and 15 minutes! By the time we got there, we were generating some serious heat! I was a sweaty, hot steaming girl, despite the cold. Not good when it's -30c. Fortunately, we headed for the our favorite fire place at the Chimney Corner Lounge for a long lunch, which was enough to dry our base layers. It was also long enough to have a drink, have a laugh with Monica, Nicki and Keith and ponder dessert and a nap, amongst other things.
By the time we were done lounging, the temperatures had warmed to a almost tropical -25c!! The consensus in the group was, "Hell yeah, Let's go for a ski tour!" so off we went.
I'm so glad we did. Everyone was buzzing with good energy, big smiles and awe. It was just so gorgeous we were giddy. Sometimes, you just never know when you're going to get such a perfect, beautiful mountain day.
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D-oh. A deer.