THE SNOW GODDESS provided abundant fresh powder onto the nicely groomed trails at Osler Bluff Ski Club for our annual UCR Ski Day on March 11.
It had been a couple years since our last Porsche Club Ski Day, due to COVID-19 restrictions. While it was a somewhat overcast day, the snow conditions were fabulous. With a gentle breeze and a comfortably cool temperature, it was a great day to be on the slopes.
After a group photo in front of the lodge, our group of over 55 UCR members and guests took to the ski trails. Extra excitement was in the air thanks to the provincial youth championship ski race taking place that day at the club. The trails were otherwise our participants’ domain to carve up and savour.
Favourite trails for many Porsche track enthusiasts were Gulch, with its multiple high-banked S-curves through the forest, and the steep fast-pitch of Laurie’s Bluff. Osler Bluff Ski Club also provided an abundance of other trails to enjoy.
Special thanks to Provinz Chief Photographer Eshel Zweig who made his way out to the hill to perfectly capture the day, with stunning photos of the group and of many individuals on the slopes. Eshel doesn’t even ski, he came out just to photograph the event and we appreciate it.
An après ski get-together in the clubhouse provided snacks and the opportunity to award prizes sponsored by Steam Whistle Brewing and PCA UCR. There were skill-testing questions about the day on the mountain, famous Porsches, as well as Porsche’s influence on skiing.
Many thanks to Eshel for his expert photography, and to Steam Whistle and PCA UCR for the gift prizes. It was a truly terrific ski day. We already look forward to another UCR Ski Day next year. </>
Story By Don Lewtas and Tom Arndt | Photography by Eshel Zweig