March 4, Whitewater Sidecountry Touring

Relocated to Nelson BC, for the week.  Unfortunately the snowpack has been effected by the rain and warm weather.  We had a lazy morning, then made the quick drive up towards Whitewater Ski Resort.  We had planned to head out towards Hummingbird Pass, but seeing the empty pullout, we decided to continue up to the resort.  We parked in the cross country lot and toured up, just outside the Whitewater boundary signs.  The snow was about 3 inches of fluff, over a firm, almost supportive crust, then a foot of good snow.  We toured up towards Silver Queen, then headed down and into the ski area proper to take advantage of their grooming.  Good exercise, not so good turns.
Francine tours up the Whitewater sidecountry

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