Got the chance to drive up to British Columbia and ski endless amounts of untouched Kootenay pow just before New Year's. We drove through Nelson and pulled off to a trailhead a few km from Retallack Lodge. Then we were snowmobiled in 12 km off the highway to a sick little hut with just enough room for the 10 of us. The friendly Canuck sledheads accepted a fair compensation of 40 bones each and a healthy amount of whiskey.
The first night it snowed 16cm on top of already bottomless sugar, and then it went bluebird for the rest of our 4 day trip. We skied conservatively since we were a little while from the highway and on touring bindings, but I was definitely stoked to earn some turns with a good crew and taste the glorious Kootenay freshies.