This was really done from memory alone. I used to ski Talisman a lot. Since then the name of the hill has been changed to something not worth remembering. I will always know it as "Whipsaw", the first hill I climbed in spring as well and will one day do again. So this painting is what it would look like when the snow is starting to melt and the last ski weekend of spring is open before the lifts are oiled and shut down for summer.