Our friends Lisa and Julian returned to Austria. Just before they left, they organized a slew of excellent parties. One of the parties involved skiing up to a backcountry hut belonging to the outdoor club (VOC) and spending a weekend there. Maya and I stayed for three days with some of the others. It was a great combination of beautiful sun, blue skies and excellent snow.
Here are a few photos:
In the afternoon we broke out into the alpine and it got chilly. Anne apparently measured -22c, and it wasn’t even dark yet. No wonder Maya’s hair froze.
In the evening we had a bit of a party in the hut. Lots of chocolate in different forms was involved. I carried up a cheesecake that Maya made.
On the second day we went for some skiing – heading towards Peregrine
The hut supposedly sleeps 24, but we had 31 and it still didn’t feel that cramped. Depends on one’s standards I guess. Regardless, it’s a very nice hut.
We managed to fit in a bit of skiing on the third day too, before heading back down to the cars and the long drive back to Vancouver (over 3 hours)