With one exception, SFAIR, all of my skiing at Cypress has been at night, under the lights.
I was doubly rewarded yesterday with a late afternoon session. I was able to get up to the upper, non-lit trails, and the shifting, late afternoon light was entrancing
Upper Powerline Trail looking east at Crown Mountain (?) and Dam Mountain at Grouse
Upper Powerline looking west towards Horseshoe Bay with another skate skier climbing above the clouds
A few laps later, from near the intersection of Unknown Lake, Whitmore Way, and Upper Powerline trails, looking east again with the Eye of the Wind visible above the powerline cut, and possibly one of the Lions (?)
another view west from Upper Powerline
the next two picture are a Sitzmark lap apart..
one last image before calling it a day
oh yeah, the skiing. It was cold ~-5; but my trusty, well-used Gecko Gear toque, commuting cycling tights, wool socks, and a few layers of wool Icebreaker shirts allowed me to sweat from the effort and not become chilled while descending. in total 12km of trails, and 1,100 m of vertical gained. A good hour of effort. Cycling still hurts less…