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Last ski today?
« on: April 11, 2009, 07:32:32 pm »
Went to the North Bay Nordic club trails for a last ski today, and the conditions were surprisingly good. Had to walk the first 100 m, then it was fine with no bare spots after that. Great klister conditions. There is a shocking amount of snow in the bush, considering there is almost none in town.

There was nobody else there on a beautiful sunny day. I think people tend to give up on winter too soon. That being said I guess it is fairly unusual for here to be able to ski in mid-April.

It doesn't have to be the last ski, I may go tomorrow too!

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Re: Last ski today?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 09:52:15 am »
Nah... a good months worth of skiing here in Inuvik!

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Re: Last ski today?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 10:03:12 am »
Well, I recently moved here from Tromso, Norway at 70 N, and there we could ski into May. Before that we lived in Iqaluit and there we could ski into June. So the season seems a bit short here....

Another beautiful day, out skiing again...

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Re: Last ski today?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 01:15:35 pm »
Please post photos for us stuck in town!

There is still quite a bit of good snow in the bush north of here, and the lake ice is still  good.  We have had a beautiful dry late winter/ early spring, so the lakes are not flooded on top (I think....I have not been out lately).  I should be up north with the klister in this glorious high pressure system that we have had for a week now.   
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Re: Last ski today?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 06:38:15 am »
Just got back from ski trip to Newfoundland. 3 feet of snow in Gros Morne. We skied two bearutiful corn days, then it snowed the rest of the week. Heard the Gaspe got 18" during that time!

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Re: Last ski today?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 12:32:36 pm »
Pics!  We need pics!
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Re: Last ski today?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 10:25:04 pm »
There may still be snow in Newf, but my season is done.  No snow left in the bush, and today I worked on a bit of next year's firewood (using a vintage 48" bow saw!) and then watched the last of the ice leave the lake with a dram of single malt in my hand.  Not a bad way to welcome spring.
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Re: Last ski today?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 05:02:44 pm »
I went ice fishing for lake trout skiing yesterday .since I can only go next Tuesday the ice will be too bad.so that was my last day.Next week canoeing,in creek.

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Re: Last ski today?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2009, 06:44:19 am »
Bad news. I deleted all 60 of my photos from my camera :(

Here are a few from my ski buddies.

This beautiful bowl is steeper than it looks here. Tops out at 38 degrees.



Here is a southern view.


I'll send a few more when I get them.