You know conditions are bad when…

The snowshoe trail looked more inviting than the ski trail

The snowshoe trail looked more inviting than the ski trail

…Your skis would rather go down the snowshoe trail

…you use words like “terrifying” and “manageable” to describe trail conditions

…You’d rather stay in the city and go shopping

…it’s a challenge to stay upright – in the parking lot

…when saying good-bye to other skiers on the trail, instead of saying have fun we say, stay safe.

…in mid-Feb, with 950K logged, you wonder if you’ll reach 1000K.

Feel free to add your own comments.

I’ll have an update on Elk Pass/Tyrwhitt later tonight.

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  1. You get up early to watch the the World Nordic Ski Champs with no thought of skiing for the day. Congrats to Canada’s Alex Harvey for a silver medal and a photo finish with Norway’s Peter Northug in classic sprints today! Another few metres and we would have had a gold.

  2. ..when your spouse buys a life insurance policy for you.
    ..when your quiver of race skis turns into quiver of rock skis.

  3. …when Skier Bob titles his latest report- “Only For The Truly Desperate” :O

    …when there’s great April biking in the foothills, in February 🙂

    https://picasaweb.google.com/steveandjoriggs/Skipix20142015#slideshow/6117413482066216418

  4. The Pisten-Bully battery goes dead from lack of use.

  5. The only grooming you are doing is combing your dog.

  6. … The day’s biggest excitement comes from buying a teapot.

    A few of us skied up the Lake O’Hara fire road on Sunday and for the first time ever I was glad to make it off a XC ski trail alive. The tracks were black from sheer ice, and snowplowing on a tilted hockey rink proved to be a dangerous maneuver, especially on the hills around km 8 – 10. Nasty, very, very nasty, when usually it’s such a nice and quick run down from LOH.

    We did, however, enjoy a great lunch at the lodge. The bread was amazing and we had to ask for seconds. Soup, salad, and crumble were sinfully delicious as well, but it was the teapots that caught our eyes. We asked them if they would sell them to us, which understandably they didn’t, but told us that they were from the Banff Tea Company, which is where I later bought mine … and $20 worth of gourmet loose tea, oh my, but sipping that at home now at least lets me pretend I just got in from a great ski day.

    Now I’m debating where to hike this weekend.

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