Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Ride E'm Cowboy

Volunteers from The Calgary Stampede
It's Stampede Days at Panorama. 

The volunteers from the Calgary Stampede are here to promote the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede, held in July (of course) Calgary.

Harry the Horse

We met "Harry the Horse" wandering through the village.  He is the official mascot of the Stampede.
Ride 'em Cowboy!!!!
Outdoor activities include: lasso the pig.....

Rope that pig!



A Rifle shoot and live entertainment by L8, a local group here in Invermere.
Yes, we actually took the afternoon of from skiing. 
All the festivities were too much to resist.

With all the new snow, our legs needed a break. Bob and I both have powder skis.  Yes, another pair... How the story goes, Bob purchased a new pair and was so impressed how they handled in the deep powder, he suggested I try them out.  "I don't think so...If I like them, you know what will happen!"  Well, I am the proud owner (again) of a new pair of skis.  They are fabulous!  Skiing a big mountain in various conditions, it is recommended to have 2 pair of skis.  Ski bums habitually collect skis..... WE are adjusting to the ski bum society.  Long hair.....Long underwear......Long, Fat skis. 
Barry, up to his knees

The fun begins in the powder with our new sticks.  I have the ladies version of Bob's S7 Rossignol.  Both pairs are 168cm in length.  They float on the snow as we glide down the hill.
Bob & Mike looking for new tracks...and found them!!!
 Now, we look even harder for the deep white fluffy snow.  Any excuse to try out the fat skis.
Lots of snow to be found
A new avalanche .......more to come as the snow falls

And again, it is still snowing......

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