We have just returned from a week in Fernie, British Columbia. We have skied there for the past several years and we were really looking forward to this week, particularly after such a pathetic ski season here in the east.
As you can see, they had a huge snow year. Unfortunately, when we arrived, we brought with us a solid week of heavy, sticky snow and rain. Most of the upper mountain was closed because of the extreme avalanche danger. We skied, but it was tough and often unpleasant in the rain. I spent some time in the little former mining town of Fernie, which is real and not some touristy fake alpine village.
On our way back to Calgary, Alberta, we detoured to the US border and checked out Waterton National Park, which is next to Glacier National Park in Montana. Of course, the weather improved as we were leaving, so I got to take some decent photos at last.
Look at the incredible color of this lake.