Our Ski Trip to Vernon, B.C. began with a very friendly, safety-conscience and cordial bus driver Bruce Howes of Golden Arrow Coachlines.
We had 41 skiers registered and four others meeting us independently for four wonderful powder-filled days of skiing. Yes, that is not a typo each day began with lots of new snow—fresh and powder. Temperatures were perfect starting at -5 C and warming nicely to -1 C by noon under a variety of interesting clouds and sun.
Our Mountain Hosts met most of our group first thing each morning and afternoon. The resort could not have supplied hosts with more character. Along the way there was lots of friendly banter while information and appropriate ski tips were supplied.
Monday night was our wine and cheese “greeting” party in THE DEN pub where many stories were shared of the first POWDER run of the day.
Wednesday many skiers still had energy for tube racing on the resort’s louge runs while some romantic couples ventured off under a full moon for a horse drawn sleigh ride to a backcountry log cabin for a candle-lit dinner. There was also a fantastic sing along in Room 308 at the VC lodge courtesy of the guitar/golden throat of Bruce.
Thursday night was our wind-up dinner and prize night. Lorne W won a prize for best snowball reception on the “bean”. Of course the snowball was thrown by none other than another prize winner Bruce M the snowball lobber. After dinner there was a riveting speech by Russ, long term resident of Silver Star. His talk included an historical perspective. The evening was topped off with a fun filled Silver Star song.
All-in-all the trip was highlighted by the many ski friends we could share this extra ordinary alpine experience that Silver Star encourages. The overall consensus is that RMSSC members are eagerly awaiting the next adventure to Vernon.
submitted by trip coordinators: Rob Edmunds and Al Farrants