|Back from our annual trip to Lake O'Hara Lodge, a frosty one this time! It was a beautiful day for the ski in - just below zero. Day 2 was a bit cooler but very pleasant at -15C with lots of sun and no wind. Guide Peter took us on a fun tour up to Oderay Prospect where we had some amazing views and some decent skiing. The forecast was for cold on Saturday but when the thermometer showed -40 (C and F) at 8:00 am, it was a bit of a shock. We can honestly say that we have never seen a thermometer with the temperature showing the same amount in C and F before! Only one thing to do - go skiing! We waited until it warmed up to -30C, bundled up and headed toward the Opabin Plateau. Again, it was sunny with little wind so was very bearable as long as we kept moving. The cold temps resulted in clear skies and the views were spectacular! Stopping to take our skins off in the shade at the top of the Opabin Glacier was a different story. Back to 40 below up there with white spots appearing on a couple of faces, so we high-tailed it down the glacier and back into the sunshine. After lunch at the lodge, some of us were ready for more and followed Peter up to Schaffer Lake for a run down Wolverine Bowl. We worked up a good appetite and were rewarded with a fabulous dinner with wine provided by Bill from Fairview Cellars in the Okanagan. As usual, all of the meals were really great but Henry cooked up an extremely imaginative and tasty meal to accompany the 4 red wines that Bill brought. A really great evening with lots of good conversation and laughs to accompany the food and wine. It warmed up to -25C by Sunday morning but the blue skies were gone and the snow was falling. A slow and snowy ski out. Good thing we brought the booster cables, our Subaru was not happy with the cold weather and we required a little help from Lynn and Kevin's Lexus to continue on our way. Many thanks to Bruce, Peter, Henry, Lodge Staff and Bill from Fairview Cellars for a very memorable weekend! Same time next year...