Day Twelve & Thirteen

Trip Start Dec 17, 2011
Trip End Jan 14, 2012

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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Friday, December 30, 2011

Today it was very cold when we woke up, and Elyse woke up feeling unwell.  She opted to stay at home, while the rest of us went out to ski.  For the first time, we decided to try out the Burfield chair, a chair on the other side of the mountain that we have yet to ski.  It is the longest chair, time-wise on the mountain, at 22.5 minutes to reach the top.  The other chairs average 5-7 minutes each, so this chair is significantly longer.  As it was cloudy today, it almost appeared as if the chairs in front of us disappeared into the clouds and moved into Narnia.
There is a mid-station there, and as Laura, Hayley and I were on the quad chair, their was room for another.  The liftie at the mid-station shouted at us to lift up the bar to let someone else on, which greatly confused Hayley, who thought that he was asking us to get off to allow other people to board.  After much confusion on both sides, we finally figured out what to do, just in time, too, as we would have knocked the man over had we waited any longer.  Back home, we would never pick anyone up half way, even if there was room on the chair to, so it was a bizarre thing to have to comprehend for us.
We skied all day, through the new 15cm of snow that fell last night.
We came back home for lunch, carefully prepared for us by Nanna and Elyse, and we hung out at the lodge until dinner.
DAY THIRTEEN (29/12/11)
Today was very sunny, which meant that much of the snow had glazed over, and become quite icy.  Today was also the day that Dad decided that we would all do a 'circuit'; a tour of the entire mountain.
We crossed over to a side of the mountain that we haven't visited before.  The snow there was really nice, and fun to ski in.  The only downside was that we had to traverse uphill for a little while, and then take off our skis to cross the road to get back to the regular trails.
For the rest of the day, we crossed along the mountain, zig-zagging through the runs, and trying to find as many groomed runs as possible.
We had a very late lunch, as we were so busy skiing for so long.  Elyse and Laura went out shopping to the souvenir shops, but they didn't really buy anything.  We don't have too much room, so its better to window-shop, than actually buy too much.
We had dinner, and learned how to play free cell and solitaire.
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amandabeet on

Hi Amy - you are doing a fantastic job as usual keeping everyone back here posted on the doings of the Fisher family. Wish your Mum, Dad, Laura, Hayley and Elyse a HAPPY NEW YEAR from all the Beets. I am even following your doinds on my new smart phone - which I can work, as opposed to Andrew who'd had his some months now, and still has trouble using it as a phone! We'll have to catch up with a BBQ when you lot get back, if you ever decide to leave that gorgeous looking snow and come back to an Aussie summer....

Steve on

Fantastic weather.... Happy New year guys... Bring some snow home for us

Lick and Rees on

Hi Amy,
Sounds like you are having a snow of a time. while chritmas may not have been the same as normal I think you will remember this time far beyond the normal christmas day for life, Dad probably a very different birthday like the one we had for him in the phillipines all thought years ago, when nana told him to lift his game and enjoy the day because he thought he was missing out! And then there was new years eave, camping in a tent with the one and only, me half way up a live volcano with the sound of machine gun and gun fire going of in the distance, you don't forget though memories, so you go get your own memories and never forget. Have a great new years eave and all the best to the others, Have fun and see ya soon,

amyfisher on

Man stop the Lick and Rees thing , It was a one off misstake nearly 20 years ago ;)

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