words & photos :: Colin Field
While the majority of Ontario’s ski industry was busy pressing flesh indoors in Mississauga at the Toronto Ski + Snowboard show, Ontario was getting dumped on. And sure that, “messy, wet commute in Toronto,” must have sucked. But the skiing in Southern Georgian Bay most certainly did not. Up to 40 centimetres gathered on the Niagara Escarpment in lovely blower pow. As the sun popped out and we dropped in on some earned turns (the resorts won’t open for at least another two weeks), we were pleasantly surprised to learn that the snow was awesome. When do you ever get a foot of fluffy snow AND sunshine in Ontario? Never.
For those of us with a ‘flexible Friday’ work schedule, the truth is, nobody earned any money today. But fuck it, who cares? We had faceshots for lunch! And apres pints at Northwinds. Bring it on ON!) —ML