Pictures of Mountains

This is what it’s all about – this, is why I take pictures. All kinds of landscapes, from mountains, rivers, and forests right down to the coast… really, pretty much anything, so long as it looks awesome at least some of the time. Here’s a collection of mostly mountains, with the occasional human and/or snow […]

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Merry Kootenay Powmas

Pushing further east, the air is brisk and the powder snow hangs in the air seemingly unaffected by gravity.The storm chase has been fruitful, with an abundance of quality Kootenay Blower on a base of 60cm of stumps, rocksharks and snowsnakes.  Trucks are rammed into snowbanks and snowponies are expelled into a belching haze of […]

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Early Season Testing

Any purchase of new gear or equipment is cause for excitement, and the more money is involved, the more anticipation seems to build up. A new snowmobile is a relatively large investment, (read: the most expensive thing I’ve ever bought,) but there was a distinct wave of hesitation as my premier ride on the machine […]

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Burke’s Bump’a’Dump

Another day, another cold dump of snow! La Niña delivers again, and with a powder kitty fresh from the vet, our enthusiasm was as thick as two-stoke smoke. On the other hand, the new snow is bonding poorly or inconsistently with a rain crust and the alpine is out of the question… Not to worry […]

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A Fire Hose of Powder to the Face

Depending on who you talk to this year has either been Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse or just a really, really cold and wet winter, and each phrase is spoken with either boundless enthusiasm or savage disdain. For the snow ponies, low freezing levels and consecutive big dumps of precipitation mean that access had been phenomenal and very little time […]

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Hurling down the Steeps

One of my favorite types of weekend involves mixing old and new, and this particular trip had an abundance of both. Saturday broke sunny and warm, and we saddled up the trusty snow ponies to shuttle us up into one of my favorite go-to zones in the Coast range for some north-facing powder harvesting. Blue […]

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Squambombish

With a steady increase in pressure on the easily-accessed weekend zones, snow ponies have become the access vehicle of choice for semi-non-professional noboard riders, Dylan and Steve. Here’s some of what they got up to the other weekend. A lot of time is spent standing around and talking about snow pony riding. Also, did we […]

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