Banff, Canada:  A Rocky white Christmas

A change of scene.  And what a contrast.

After a journey during which British Airways and Air Canada seemed to conspire to cover themselves with ignominy rather than glory we arrived in Banff a day late and minus three of our 5 bags.  But we had made sure we had ski gear in hand luggage and the temperature here in the Canadian Rockies had soared to a toasty minus 15 rather than the minus 35 which it had been for the two weeks before we hit town.

It snowed every day for the week leading up to Christmas, making for good skiing.  Then Christmas Day dawned cloudless, a fabulous day for skiing with the bonus that most folk were wrapping themselves around turkey and pud rather than cruising the slopes.

It’s still 25 December here though not for folk in Europe. So Happy Christmas in retrospect.


The forecast is for blue sky again Boxing Day and then more snow leading up to New Year.  With a season pass there are no restrictions on which days we ski so it’s a matter of picking which days will be busy on the slopes and doing something else rather than dodging the crazies.

Happy New Year in prospect




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