Ski patrols aim to break snow angel world record
Skiers and snowboarders at Smokey Mountain Ski Club in Labrador City, and Marble Mountain in Steady Brook, did their part to put the Canadian Ski Patrol in the record books on Saturday.
In honour of Canadian Ski Patrol Day, would-be angels laid down at more than 50 ski hills across Canada to try to break a world record for the most snow angels made simultaneously in multiple locations.
The current record stands at 15,851 snow angels.
"We had quite a dump just a couple of nights before this event, and what everybody dove into Saturday morning was about six to eight inches of pure fluff," said Smokey Mountain ski patroller Trevor Flynn.
"We had 136 people just fall back into a cloud."
'Everybody loved it'
Likewise at Marble Mountain, heavy snowfall made for excellent snow angel conditions, with several dozen people taking part at the base of the hill.
Participants had to spend 30 seconds making their snow angels.
"The way everybody screamed, I'd say a few of them got some snow down their backs and down their pants. But the overall consensus seemed everybody loved it," said Flynn.
Totals are still being tallied across the country so it's not yet known if the record was broken.
Members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary assisted in verifying the official numbers at the Smokey Hill event, in exchange for a sweet treat.
"They got a hot chocolate out of it," said Flynn. "Everybody had a good time."
Our off-duty Officers in <a href="https://twitter.com/Iabrador_city">@Iabrador_city</a> verified the totals for the Guinness Book of World Records today! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SnowAngel?src=hash">#SnowAngel</a> <a href="https://t.co/pcSTLYkfLZ">pic.twitter.com/pcSTLYkfLZ</a>—@RNC_PoliceNL