There is one skier you won’t be seeing on the trails this winter, and that’s our beloved dog Tessa who died on Sep 28, 2019.
Cheryl and I enjoyed over 14 wonderful years with Tessa, and we have beautiful memories, but there are no words to describe the intensity and depth of our grief.
We are glad she had a wonderful, active life right up to the end.
We took Tessa for her first ski trip to Nipika in Jan 2006. She was an energetic, healthy, strong dog and was usually looking back to see if we were coming.
I’ve been going through her skiing photos and the trail from where I have the most photos is (old) Ribbon Creek, which we haven’t skied on for the last six years of her life. Old Ribbon Creek was also a big loss.
Tessa loved the trails where she could go off-leash such as West Bragg Creek, Nipika, Strathmore, and Sandy McNabb.
I’ve skied on many of Tessa’s favourite trails already this winter, and while I enjoy thinking about the good times with her, it is with a heavy heart that I go back to the trails where we had so much fun.