I still have more X-C Skiing in me and there are still a few local tracks I need to fill with my skis. I woke to witness heavy snow falling. I have been sleeping with the curtains wide open and watching the snow fall as I fall asleep and seeing it still fall as I wake. My intentions of starting to ski with a long gradual uphill changed quickly when I got outside and saw how much snow actually came down. Instead I went for a gradual downhill to start, down the Tramline again.
The track had been groomed and set yesterday. It's a small world! I met up with the same group of snowshoers that were snowshoeing along Emerald Lake yesterday while I was skiing. They were a large group, filled two small touring vans. The vans were Budget Rentals. One person seemed to be a guide. They stayed off the ski track as you can see in my photo.
I reached the junction then went for more uphill, up Moraine Lake Road. I passed by the Fairview turn off and skied for a few more kilometres up the Road. It was so peaceful and quiet, it flurried the whole time, I got lost in my thoughts and just skied and skied. On the way back I once again let my imagination take over and I was seeing things in the snow formations.
Oh how I love winter, the cold and snow warm my heart. I savoured my tuna sandwich, cashew nuts, orange slices, and tea in my car before taking a stroll over to Lake Louise for more wintery scenes. They are in the process of building the ice castle on the lake. I captured this shot from their webcam last night.
A few other sculptures are completed including the ice bar. I bellied up to it but it was closed. I did get a view down into it. I like how they have the ice benches around the sides. The lights inside the ice sculptures is fascinating.
I polished the ball between the bears. I could see The Chateau in it. I am sure if it was polished up quite a bit more, the image inside would be much clearer.
It was enjoyable just to hang out in this beautiful winter wonderland. While I do love mountain views, I find snow falling obscuring the views offering up just a tease, is just as appealing.