Saturday, April 23, 2011

85 Cent Pow Day at Norquay

On April 7th, Ryan and I headed to Norquay Ski Resort with no idea of what the conditions would be like. We mainly thought we would be riding and trying to get some footage in their sub par terrain park.  Outside it looked less than ideal and had it not been 85 cents to ski for the day I probably would have slept in then tried to light up little kids online on "Bioshock 2" (a PS3 Game).

We took off for the hill not to excited for the conditions, but still stoked to ski. Only a few kilometers out we noticed this nice hole in the clouds bathing Norquay in sunlight. We had also noticed more and more snow on the trees the closer we got! Once parked it was a no brainer, we grabbed our pow sticks and headed to the lift with notions of face shots. My favorite spot on the mountain was closed due to avy risk but with us being from Ontario we knew how to bush wack. Punching through trees that looked too tight to ski through we would often find big openings that were a treat to ski. Some of these openings were probably untouched all year! It turned out to be a sick day and I got more than my 85 cents worth of skiing in!

In the shot above I'm skiing a pillow line we noticed from the chair lift.

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