The snow was slow coming this winter but when it came there was only one thing to do! Grab the skis and head for the place where we were guaranteed a ski- Raise! We parked at the end of St Johns in the vale at Legburthwaite and were surprised to see others with skis and enthusiastic looks when we arrived!
The walk up to Sticks Pass is steep and in snow was very slippery. We headed for the sheepfolds to eventually put on the skis and skin all the way over to Raise and the ski area.
The weather was not set to be that great but the views were still stunning over Thirlmere. Soon the skis were on and the climbing became alot less steep. We met some kite skiers looking for some wind which was very light at this time. Onward and upward we skinned up into the cloud.
The Lodge in the Vale for a well earned cuppa. This place is lovely and well worth a visit. A great winters day on the hill, praying for more snow!