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4536263B-5849-427C-A206-EC04AF13B0BD.thumb.jpeg.e0f0df5e4af18800102f30b69e0ca610.jpegWell after yelling “Give me back my winter” for three weeks we are rewarded. 10cm of fresh snow  with more to come over night and into Friday.  Winter is back and Camp Fotune is skiing fine!  I arrived at Skyline just past 5pm. The trees were covered in new fallen snow, everything felt fresh, light snow was falling, it was a winter wonderland.  Conditions were great with a nice soft groomed base and fresh snow on top.  I took a couple runs on Hegg before it got dark then took in the rest of Skyline before crossing over to the valley to grab a bite to eat.  The custom made burritos are pretty good.  Lots of fresh powder in the Valley, plus a nice mogul run on Clifford.  Great skiing was had, the place was empty, no lift lines, and the trails were all mine. Kick ass! Don’t miss out, get up here.  Friday should be stellar. 

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The view from the upstairs “Teachers Lounge” in the Valley chalet. Looking out to Slalom.

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I brought out the big powder planks...why not.

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Wow the conditions look amazing. And even now it is still snowing. I agree, the weekend should be amazing!

Get off your couches!

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Nice to see some of that white gold return. Looks like it was of the nice light fluffy variety. I am hoping to be out again soon.

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Yep it was pretty light. This morning Fortune is saying they got 18cms over the last 48hrs and its still snowing. Should be a great weekend.

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