Snowy Mountain Ski Camp

Snowy Mountain Ski Camp
Also known as Global Weirding Week 2017
Photos by Lloyd Wolff


Our week of sillyness began on a Sunday morning in Blue River, BC. Strapping boxes of food, kegs of beer, duffels of clothes and two sombreros to large toboggans, we got ready to sled into our home for the week: Snowy Mountain Lodge.

Preparing to tow in

Preparing to tow in

After several mishaps involving lost sombreros, we reached the end of the good road and send the sleds ahead without riders. Setting out on skins and skis, we shortly caught up to the sleds. The 80 cm of storm snow was making tough travel, and we had to split loads to reach the hut.

Abandoning precious cargo

Abandoning precious cargo

The terrain around the lodge was fantastic, with some routefinding required to avoid the many cliffs and rolls that characterized the runs. Steve showed us around on the first day, and treated us to a fantastic run called "Gobsmacked".

Steve pointing out the surrounding terrain above "Gobsmacked"

Steve pointing out the surrounding terrain above "Gobsmacked"

Nights spent in the lodge were really enjoyable. Great food and good company in a cozy building! Our after-dinner tradition was to go to the custodian's yurt and listen to radio chatter from surrounding operations. Steve's ability to imitate the radio users provided great comedy!

Nighttime at the lodge

Nighttime at the lodge

Taco Tuesday with Snow-geritas

Taco Tuesday with Snow-geritas

When the Pineapple Express rolled through, we did our best to stay entertained. 40 mm of rain did dampen spirits a bit, but we passed the time and were up in the alpine soon enough enjoying the fresh snow that had fallen there.

Lloyd rips down "Wolverine"

Lloyd rips down "Wolverine"

More enjoyable post-storm skiing

More enjoyable post-storm skiing

All in all, we had a fun week away from the city in the solitude of the Cariboos. Make sure to check out our winter camps for next year! We will be announcing these in the coming months!

The group outside the hut

The group outside the hut