While I missed my friends and my bathtub while we were on the road, Hunter missed his friend Gareth and snowboarding. He was greatly concerned that if he didn’t board this year that he would forget how and have to start all over again next winter.
March and April in the Yukon bring these amazingly BIG bluebird skies which make the snow and the mountains sparkle. We usually spend easter weekend up at the Fraser Summit camping and snowboarding/skiing/playing with friends and then get in one or two other weekends as well. The scenery makes your jaw drop and it is out of this world spring skiing conditions.
The weather this week has been great and driving back through the Yukon on the weekend you could still see a decent amount of snow on the mountains. We made the call to get organized and head out to the summit on Wednesday. This meant pulling out all the winter clothes + snowboards + getting the snowmobile running!
The snow was all plowed and melted from the roads and our normal parking lot was closed. We looked at each other and said…. 50/50 – what do you want to do? It was a 2 hr drive to get there and we had all our stuff and the sun was shining so we loaded it all up and headed into the mountains. Hunter and I boarded for 1.5 hours while Tim generously ran the shuttle snowmobile. We decided to head back when our legs got tired and the snow became a bit punchy (causes the snowmobile to fall through the crust).
A fabulous day in the mountains! We rounded it out by stopping at a country friends house on the way home and spending the afternoon having drinks on the deck in the sun and catching up.