The second period was pretty good also, even though we were losing (I think this game was a dead rubber - last week of regular season before the playoff & all that) & then came another indeterminable interval. In two hours we had seen forty minutes of the game - which is just retarded, in two hours you can get through eighty minutes of rugby or ninety minutes of football (soccer). I'd had enough of the waiting & snippets of bad songs, so it wasn't difficult to persuade me to pop around to a workmate's house for a drink or two - which was a pity, as the game was interesting.
For the second day in a row, it started off at -30ºC so I wrapped up with five layers of icebreaker (& outer layers of course) before driving up the hill to get (snowboarder) Alex for a morning at Sunshine. For a long weekend, it wasn't overly busy (probably something to do with the frigidness). I think I've been spoilt this year - I wasn't enjoying the lack of fresh snow & the hard pack was just plain slow. Nonetheless, it was a gorgeous clear day & we had a good seventeen or so runs in between popping inside to warm up. Alex thought I would handle the double black diamond South Side Chutes, but I wasn't overly convinced. But a bit of encouragement is a good thing, so we ended up at the top of the chutes where there wasn't a lot of snow & plenty of rocks that slowed my entry down a bit/lot. Looking at the map, I think we dropped in to Far Side - which wasn't too bad. I had one of my little backward falls coming out of a turn, but managed my way down with some long turns. The snow was friendlier in the bottom half & we passed the camera around a bit.
The chutes run in to Eagle Creek, another black diamond run that is first a pleasant little road-ish ski before dropping in to the much skinnier creek canyon - this was good fun as it was twisty & bumpy. Avoiding the cliff face (where apparently someone went over unbeknown to them, landed heavily & broke their back) we were eventually back at Goat's Eye base station. A couple of nice runs down Scapegoat & we'd had enough of the cold - so we headed home.
Some kind-hearted & smart person had got Megan the wonderfully titled "Killer Bunnies" card game for her birthday. That's amusing on many levels with the obvious Monty Python reference (there's also a weapon called the Trojan Bunny),
& my fear that the plague of domestic bunnies that have infested downtown Canmore will one day turn crazy & started jumping at people's throats. The game is quite amusing with many different cards ranging from the Cyber Bunny, the Ebola Virus, Large Prune Danish & so on. I'm still not completely won over as the winning of the game pretty much comes down to a lottery & the rules & cards are somewhat ambiguous. Still, it's a bit of fun.