Ice Ice Baby
There was little singing last Sunday as the folks coming down the mountain hit icy corners causing several vehicles to slide on the road and some into the ditch. Luckily no one was hurt and everyone pulled together to help put on chains and push vehicles back onto the road. Special thanks to everyone who lent a hand, especially the folks who took it upon themselves to go above and beyond to help others by shovelling gravel from the banks onto the road!
The Cain road is still very slippery, so for this weekend, chains are mandatory for going up and down the road. This means having the chains on your tires, not just in your vehicle. Please put your chains on at the bottom of the road and drive slowly so you get to the top of the road safely.
And it just might be worth the trip. Super Dave, our Director of Operations and fixer of the T Bar, has had a new part for the Lower T made and it will hopefully be installed on Friday evening. If all goes well you will be able to sit back and let the T Bar do the work to get you to L2. However, there is the chance that the repairs may not go as planned on Friday so please bring your skins and be prepared to make the familiar pilgrimage to L3 under your own steam.
It is -4°C at Cain right now and there is a 150 cm base. The forecast calls for snow and temperatures of -5°, so pack your extra long johns and a fleece-lined mask to keep you warm.
A few things to remember:
Mount Cain does not offer towing services. Sometimes we have staff or volunteers willing to drive down and help you out of the ditch, but most times we are busy making sure everyone has their dog on a leash and a mask on their face. Please drive slow and with chains.
Turk’s Tavern has delicious food and drinks, so start your day with a Morning Wedgie. I have also heard that the Chili Cheese Dog pairs nicely with a tall, cold, Dark Matter.
Every day we get closer to having the Covid vaccine, but in the meantime please do not get close to others outside your household bubble. The distancing and the masks is getting exhausting, but we need to keep it up for the season. Please follow the words of the great Dr. Bonnie Henry and do your part to keep us all safe.
There’s some amazing new merchandise at the ski shop so check it out! New hoodies, homemade soap, leather goods, and baby onesies for the wee skier in your family. Thank you Kim et al.