This is the very beginnings of spring time in Alberta. You see that the snow is thick, but it’s crusted on top because the daytime temperatures are rising and the Sun is getting stronger. At night the mountain air cools right down, freezing the surface melt into a high sheen.
It’s a very optimistic time of year. The summer is ultimately short around here, but anticipation makes up for that.
It’s my favourite time of year.