At 6:45 in the morning the bus organizer got a call from Canada Coach saying the bus had a problem and would be 45 minutes late. Well that set in motion calls to various people at each stop asking them to tell other waiting skiers of the problem. All worked well and as is usual for Fivewinders no complaints. Because of the late arrival of the bus and snowy conditions on the highway and not knowing what the snow conditions would be like on our trails Gord and Judy were ready to can the bus. However, our eager skiers all voted to continue North. We did change our route to continuing up 400 which would cut 1/2 hour off our trip if we had gone to Nine-Mile Marina. Well, what a surprise when we got on our trails. The above freezing conditions the day before had consolidated the snow and the ice crust on top. We also had at least 5 cms of snow and it continued snowing for the rest of the day. Dry snow, no wind and mild temperatures below freezing made for an amazing ski day in a winter wonderland. Skiers who decided to not come on the bus missed one of our better ski Sundays. Next week we will have a ski and snowshoe day.