Whitecap Lodge in April Pow Day 3 and 4

Whitecap Alpine

Day 3 and 4

The Whitecap Alpine story wouldn’t exist without Ron Andrews, picture left. While his son, Lars, has made it the ski touring destination it is, Ron’s sweat exists in the each of the walls of this Lodge. Another important part of the Lodge is the dedicated cook. This week we had the pleasure of eating Sheila’s food, picture right. She worked tirelessly every day to ensure we had a hearty breakfast, complete bag lunch and great dinnners.


Coffee, oatmeal, and a hot breakfast each morning. Steve, upper photo left, is another caretaker of the hut to ensure everything is in working order.


OMG Snowing again!

Day Three we were led by Dylan who took us on a tour to Homerun, Training Wheels, Ruthies Bowl, Hangovers winddrift, Nabakov’s nightmare. Our group today was Lee, Dermot, Marilyn, Watson, Misha, Skafdi.


Mandatory beacon check

Puking!


Great snow on the back of homerun


Then we wait our turns on Hangover – Skafdi and Dermot


Dermot gettin’ some


Skafdi


Skafdi


Dylan on Hangover


Marilyn and Misha getting in line


Misha dropping in


Marilyn dropping in


Watson dropping in


Dylan back on top!


Misha on Nabakov


Dermot on Nabakov


Watson on Nabakov


Nabakov lines

Day 4 – We were again led by Vernoka who took us up Tombstone and down Sparkle Bowl, Back up and down Middle Finger, then back up the repeater ridge and down XXL then back up repeater ridge and down Tombstone to the Lodge. A bonus run was had by some who don’t drink beer on Home Run. Our group was Lee, Sharon, Marilyn, Stevie, Dermot, Misha and Watson.


Icy layer on the south facing slopes, why have a guide? To set the skin track!


Veronika checking out Middle Finger conditions.


All good!


Sharon on Middle Finger


Sharon on Middle Finger


Stevie admiring her lines!


Heading back up and looking at our tracks! Stevie and Marilyn


Watson and Dermot


Sharon and Veronika waiting for vis


XXL, good stuff!


Our lines on XXL


Back down to the creek, the view of the lodge!


Last run on Home run by Misha


Home run runs


Tombstone runs

Best commute to skiing EVER!

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