I'm no meteorologist but these changes in temperature and weather condition are just plain crazy! Yesterday it was -3, grey and cloudy and we were under 5cm of snow. Today, +3, sunny and blue skies and the golf course greens look lovelier than ever! I just went down to Mountainside which is in full spring mode and there were plenty of people on the putting green and motoring around the course in their carts. Spring arrived overnight and not a moment too soon - Riverside has now been open for a week and Mountainside and Creekside Par 3 opened today!
We had even more snow fall last night - right on the heels of Saturday's storm! Not what you'd expect in April but the snow means the hill is in great condition and sporting fresh powder in the first week of April! The hill is closing on Sunday, April 10 but for the rest of the week get up there and enjoy the "spring" conditions. And even though everything is white outside today it's going to melt quickly and we will be right back into the golf swing of things. Riverside opened last Friday and we're ready to go ... as soon as the sun pops out and warms things up!
What a weekend on the mountain! It snowed really hard on Saturday morning and by mid-afternoon folks were tearing up 15cm of powder! Deep turns on super smooth corduroy meant it was one of the very best days of the season. Right now, there’s so much snow we could probably ski until May, but it’s time to golf so we’re going to wrap things up this weekend and get out on Riverside. Get up here for some fun in the sun (probably some POW too) on Saturday and Sunday; there will be live music, homemade luge races and a BBQ on the deck for all.
There is no fooling going on today at Riverside where the golf course has opened for the season. The course conditions are excellent for early spring, hats off to the Turfcare team for getting the course ready to go this quickly! The first player of 2011 teed off this morning at 8:35 am in cool but calm conditions. Currently the temperature is up to a balmy 8 degrees, the wind is calm and the sun is poking through, just the right recipe for a busy first day!
What an awesome day for our second annual Spring Shakedown Ski & Board competition. The sun was out in full force making for some excellent spring skiing and riding conditions. We had participants from across the valley competing in the ski/boarder cross and the slope style events for bragging rights, hardware and cool gear. These kids took charge of the hill and showcased some amazing skills every time they took to the C-box and rails in our Rockstar terrain park.
Our third annual Spring Shakedown Ski & Board competition is happening this Saturday at our ski area! Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend - show us what you've got and what you can do on the hill and win great prizes! Helmets are mandatory and so are the good times! Register by 9:00am on March 26th. Entry fee is $10 for both events. Fee does not include lift ticket. Call 250.345.6037 or email snowschool@FHSR.com to register or for more details.