Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Postcard We Live In

It's hard to describe how amazingly beautiful and how freaking COLD it is here. But it's just stunningly beautiful and I wish I had a camera truly up to the job of showing it off. I have a cheap little 2.1 megapixil camera and it's still hard to NOT get a postcard shot.

As you can see, we are pretty well covered in Canada's favorite white recreational substance. As is said in tourist towns all over the world, "wish you were here." That's kind of a good trick; the flying conditions are bad, I'm not sure what driving is like, but if chains aren't reqired for walking, legally, they remain a damn fine idea.

But man, if you can actually get here, Phoenix Mountain is nearby with just freaking AWESOME piles of this stuff. Or you can just strap on your cross-country skis and take to the local trails.

Don't even try flying. Rent a biodiesel 4wD and drive. Fill it with likeminded friends and you'll get here cheaper and undoubtably in a better mood. Probably even earlier, if the reports on airline travel are accurate.

Today's conditions at Phoenix.
Wednesday December 24th 12:22 pm Base 61 cm ( 24 " ) Fresh snow 7 cm ( 2.8 " )
Last 48 hrs 7 cm ( 2.8 " ) Skies Snowing Heavily Wind Calm Temp -8 °C Runs open
16 of 16

Friday Dec. 19th to Sunday January 4th, 9:30 to 3:30. Closed Christmas Day

January/February: Open 5 days a week, Friday thru Tuesday, 9:30 to 3:30,
plus Thursday nights 6:30 to 9:30

March: Open 3 days a week 10:00 to 4:00

For myself, walking has become excitement enough. But if you are of more adventurous charactor, well, give us a thought here; Accomodations are plentiful, the food is good and the people friendly. Hell, money aside, it's winter. We could use the company.

The snow, of course, speaks for itself, and while it should last awhile, is always best when fresh.
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