Chuck skis on Sep 22

by Bob Truman on September 23, 2017

in Banff, Early season

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-Chuck at Sunshine Meadows on Sep 22, 2017. Photo by Jeannette-

The off-season for Chuck was only four-and-a-half months. He sent his final report of the 2016-17 season, a ski to Lake O’Hara, on May 2. Now he’s back at it:

Sunshine meadows on Sep 22, 2017. Photo by Chuck

“With the Sunshine Village Webcam showing deep snow, and realizing that the summer bus is still running, this was an opportunity not to be missed!
Staff were envious to see the first skier of the season out, and with the support of my lovely camera lady, you can see the opening conditions for yourself here:

Chuck’s Photos 

Our Skier Bob Community can now be assured that current promises of a good snow year… are true!”

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Frank Howard September 28, 2017 at 3:23 am

Snowfall predictions for Peter Lougheed and Lake Louise in the coming week, per The Weather Network.


2 Tom R September 25, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Hi Chuck – great photos, but… the plants in the alpine are super fragile and will need a good layer of snow to protect them. I am looking fwd to getting out too, but I think we dont want skiers in our tender meadows too soon.


3 MaSid September 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm

No surprise eh. Good one chuck! Saturday: Healy and Simpson passes (no skis )-:). Only about 4-6 inches at Healy pass now, and dwindling quickly. Larches still greenish and yellow, no gold.


4 Tanya September 23, 2017 at 9:19 am



5 JeremyN September 23, 2017 at 8:31 am

A fine case of seizing the opportunity of a solitude and happiness brought by a late SUMMER storm to an area rarely devoid of lineups. Good on you! (I was shuffling sans skis through only 1″ some 200km SE.)


6 Paul and Nancy September 23, 2017 at 7:39 am

Pretty cool Chuck!!


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