Oxtongue Craft Cabin, has sent us a link to some wonderful video of skiers out enjoying the cross country trails here at Bondi Village. My Visa card always gives a little sigh of relief when the Craft Cabin closes for the winter... it's a dangerous place for a credit card, with so many fantastic and unique items on offer. Jim also gives a little sigh of relief -- it means he can look forward to the ski season!
Jim enjoys our trails -- he lives right next to one of them, so gets a Season Pass and is out there as soon as the snow allows us to open the trails. He also enjoys a front row seat to the wildlife in the area -- he's next door to Damalot after all. The beavers can put on quite a show in the pond beside the Craft Cabin, and just across the road.
A huge thanks also to Eric Prince, who put the videos together that are featured here. He, his brother Bryan, and friend Michelle Weeks get a big thumbs up from all of us here at Bondi.
That's our good friend Jim, in the red jacket, smokin' the hills (both up and down).
Thanks for sharing these. I know some of my 'faithful readers' on this Blog are more familiar with a Summer Bondi. Some may have never been here in the snow, when Bondi changes the colour scheme and the focus. These videos are a great way to get just a taste, just a hint, of all the good things that happen out there on our 20 km. of ski trails!
Just a note -- I arrived home from Toronto on Friday night at 11.30. I drove down to Toronto earlier in the day, through some really nasty white-out conditions around Barrie. Toronto has forgotten how to "do" winter, and the grass is green(ish) down there. To be honest, it looks drab and very like an endless November. Handy for the city, I suppose, since it makes getting around easier, but rather Season Affected Disorder Syndrome on the whole. I drove home that evening through worse conditions -- but not until we got north of Orillia. Winter tires, a Northern Gal upbringing, and a keen appreciation of the problems caused by speed and surface friction stand me in good stead. That, and a great set of snow tires.
The point is that when I got home, at 11.30... Brian was out grooming the ski trails. He knew that we have guests this weekend who have come to ski. He also knew that he was going to be a little busy moving the snow in the driveways from "here" to "there," so he got an early start on the process.
For which all of you who ski our trails should be sure to thank him!
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