Tales from the Hinterland: Part 1, in which we visit Sir Sam
Sir Sams Ski and Summer Resort was the destination today. A little over an hour's drive from SBR HQ, what Sir Sams lacks in vertical, it makes up in interesting and varied terrain, friendly vibe, nice people, no crowds and a "ski anywhere" policy that is very rare in over-regulated Ontario. Telemark Dave and I arrived a bit late but got plenty of runs in, skiing on to just about every chair.
There is only 300 feet of vert but lots of good terrain
Sir Sams is in the scenic village of Eagle Lake.
Who knew about the rhubarb?
The lodge is a classic, with a fantastic deck.
Too bad I had to wait for the telemarker to fiddle with his bindings.
TD cruising down Parkway, with a view of Eagle Lake
We checked out the new "Covered People Mover" lift.
Dave tried a tele turn on the track, to no avail.
Sir Sams has left their old chairs in operation, for overflow on busy days.
This one did not look too inviting today.
TD pointing out the classic hat made of two wool socks.
Sock Hat Guy was completely oblivious, talking on his cell phone.
I think we got about 82 runs in five hours.
Conditions were great and the day was terrific.