Angela and son Lucas enjoy an afternoon at the Best Western pool. After a few months of closure to renovate, the pool is open again. A group of dads, moms and tots occasionally rent the facility as a way to tire out toddlers and relax. /ANDRU MCCRACKEN B’yauling Toni took a day off from his world record setting bicycle trip around the world trip to do some skiing in Valemount. Toni is a massive fan of outdoor activities and shredded the old burn on Canoe Mountain like a pro. The snowshoes are his own, and he carries them whereever he travels in the winter in the hopes he’ll get to use them. /ANDRU MCCRACKEN Local sled guide Curtis Pawliuk took a photograph recently to provide a sense of the transformation of backcountry snowmobiling. “After hundreds of people had been in this bowl over the last few days in bluebird conditions, the slope remains untouched,” said Pawliuk. “The shift of the sled culture is moving and like everything takes time, but from the hard work of many, it’s happening!” Conditions made the steep sections unsafe, and Pawliuk is buoyed by the fact that so many riders wisely chose to stay off the unsafe terrain, likely because they were aware of the potentially devastating consequences. /FROZEN PIRATE SNOW SERVICES A new reserve for the Simpcw First Nation is in the works along Highway 5 in Tete Jaune Cache. / BC GOV MAP OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Related Posts:This week in photos: Oct 17 2019This week in photos: Dec 19th 2019This week in photos: Nov 21st 2019This week in photos: October 10th 2019This week in photos: Oct 3rd 2019 Post navigation Earthquake shakes ValemountValemount hot springs for 2019?