‘Today Was A Great Day’
Today was a great day.
Luke is a huge fan of skiing and of doing basically any activity outdoors.
We’ve gotten a few days in at various mountains this season but had yet to ride/ski Sun Peaks. Weeks ago, my sister-in-law said they were heading up February 17…today. Since outdoor activities are pretty much the only way we can sort of ‘get together’ with them these days, combined with Luke’s adoration for the slopes, we were in.
Checking the weather, we also knew it was to snow this week and sure enough, Sun Peaks got a big dump. It was sunny and beautiful up there.
The temperature was just right.
Not too cold where you can’t feel your face or fingers and not too warm that the snow is sticky and slow.
There was untracked pow lines everywhere, lots of little turns and spots to snag. I didn’t dislocate any ribs today and felt decently solid on some jumps and rails. We met up with Jeff for lunch and then by the end of the day figured Luke and I got in about 10 or so runs (a couple poma’s included).
A very decent day.
Because we don’t have season’s passes this year (we are definitely going to next year), we paid full pop for the day and it was…well worth it. One thing I forgot about and then remembered, part way through the afternoon, was the ‘Snow Pass’ skiing initiative for grades 4 & 5.
Heard about it?
The details are on the website — snowpass.ca — but the gist is, over the course of the 4th and 5th grades, students are eligible to receive two lift tickets to (almost) every ski hill in the country.
As soon as I got home tonight, I signed Luke up.
Now with the ‘Rona here, the options are sorta limited. However, with Harper Mountain and Sun Peaks in our backyard, we will definitely be using all of the four tickets available to us here.
***TIME SENSITIVE: I’m sharing this program because if you want to get in on it, they are only taking registrations up to the end of February.There is a $29.00 admin fee and you need to provide proof of age/grade (report card or health card) and photo with face and shoulders. Again, the info is on the website but it was fairly simple and quick to do.***
Always grateful when our working bodies work in our favour and for the ability to enjoy such things!
Yep, Luke played hooky…making time to do the things.
See you on the slopes!
-Becky & Luke