Monday, November 14, 2011

First ski of the Season - Moraine Lake Road

After a long and relatively warm autumn winter has finally arrived. So far Calgary has only received a few lights dustings but thankfully the mountains have been getting a fair bit more. 
Aleisha and I decided to head out yesterday to the Moraine Lake road which so far is the only XC trail that is open. This meant that we had to contend with crowds of Olympic athletes that put our abilities to shame. Despite being lapped a few times by people 1/2 or 3 times our age we still had a great time. The trip was made even more satisfying by stopping in at the Banff hot springs for a soak afterwards.

Aleisha enjoying the fresh snow.

Looking out to the Lake Louise ski resort