Without a doubt, one of my favourite things about ski patroling is early mornings that make for a moody Blackcomb. As the sun rises and the golden light begins to hit the slopes it is always a dramatic and breathtaking sight. It doesn’t seem to matter if the sky is void of clouds or wild storms are rolling in. In previous posts, I have mentioned (and hopefully demonstrated) the beautiful clear sky mornings witnessed as the sun first touches the earth. Simply add a few rolling clouds and fast moving skies to the mix and suddenly it is a different world. Shadows streaking down the slopes, glacial canvas’ dabbed gold and peaks poking through paint-worthy scene.
It is this real-life artwork that makes it easier (if only slightly) to get out of bed before 6am each day.
Until next time,