Friday, April 6, 2018

Crowfoot Glades and Narao Shoulder

Instead of skiing the Wapta over Easter, we checked into the Mosquito Creek Hostel at the last second and did some day trips around the Icefields Parkway. We had brilliant sunshine and frigid temperatures on Saturday and made out way out to Crowfoot Glades.
Mosquito Creek Hostel
Beauty weather on the trail to Crowfoot Glades
We found great snow and did lap after lap in knee deep powder and ran into some friends out on the trail!
Fresh pow in the Crowfoot Glades
Powder farming in Crowfoot Glades
Hot cider and warm puffy
Excellent spot for lunch
Back at the hostel, we made a huge dinner and enjoyed the sauna. Other people at the hostel generously shared their copious desserts and we went to bed feeling well fed, warm and happy.
Tired Kyle after a good day out
A nice warm nap by the fire in the common room
Sunday, we skied Narao Shoulder and glades. It was a mellow tour up but we gained about 650 m of elevation and had a fun ski down through the trees. The snow was better than anticipated with fresh powder on a supportive crust. It was a good consolation prize for the weekend!
Getting ready to drop in at the top of Narao Shoulder

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