November 15, 2010
A typical day at Baldface usually starts with a slight hangover, quickly remedied by a killer breakfast buffet in the main lodge. The snowcats leave at 8:30 a.m., and you’ll spend the next seven hours riding a dreamworld of open bowls, steep trees and fun pillows, not even stopping for lunch—you’ll eat that in the cat on the way up. After skiing, it’s hot soup and appetizers and a few games of pool in the lodge, with time for a massage or a visit to the outdoor sauna. For dinner, it’s steak, seafood—most often B.C. wild salmon— or something else delicious, complete with a fresh salad and homemade dessert. The rest of the night is up to you, whether it’s relaxing with a good book next to the cozy wood stove or breaking out the shotski
for a round of drinks. With our group, it was usually the latter, and the lodge was a fun atmosphere to party in. The only bad thing is when the bar bill comes at the end of the trip. Ouch—did we really drink that much?