The onset of winter-proper means that it’s time to review some photo gems from last winter that never saw the light of the internet. These pics are all from last December/January and are a fitting look back at a great start to ski season filled with the ups and downs of an el Nino year. […]Read more "Friends and Pow"
After some timid murmuring about snowfall in January and a gradual crescendo through February, March came in with a flurry. Which turned into a blizzard. Which turned into another blizzard. Which turned into us having lots of fun in the mountains. Stability has been good, visibility has been intermittent and the snow has been soft […]Read more "Hot Dogs, Hot Laps and Hot Pow"
As an enthusiastic adventurer, I’m always looking for new ways to explore new zones and for a long time, that’s meant mountain bikes, ski touring gear and my own two feet. I’ve always been more than happy to accompany people with more advanced (and louder) forms of transportation, but never felt the urge to splurge […]Read more "The $7k Weekend"
The winter of 2014-2015 was definitely one for the record books, where all of the normal continental weather patterns seemed to collect lopsidedly on the east coast of North America. With many people crying for a more balanced moisture regime, each of us set out to make the most of what eventually turned into the […]Read more "Lament to the Winter That Barely Was"
Everyone once in a while I ride a snowmobile, after which I fall into a reality-based melancholy state and resolve to bide my time… one day I too shall have a sled! Of course by then they’ll all have anti-gravity devices and getting stuck won’t be the most exhausting part of the day. Until then, […]Read more "Miller Time"
Well it seems like winter has finally started to shape up; I managed some time off of work, it was starting to snow and we had Trophy Mountain Chalet booked for a heap of fun and skiing in Wells Gray Provincial Park. The setup at Trophy is spectacular and our man Ian, (who’s an old-school […]Read more "Wells Gray Pow-Ventures"
Earlier this month Bret phoned me with an excited tone to his voice and crazy proposition: an overnight assault on a mountain face that had been taunting him all winter. Bret lives in Squamish and the face he’d been staring down happened to be the Southeast face of Mt. Atwell, the dramatic diamond-shaped 2655m peak […]Read more "PhAtwell Project – The End of Winter?"
Sunday broke to a hot, bright sun blasting through the windows above the couch I’m sleeping on, (thanks Jules and Seamus!) I had plans to meet with friends Bayden and Zanny for a repeat on sausage rolls and Mt. Slalok while Adam, either intimidated by the thought of another alpine assault or out of sibling […]Read more "Slay Lock Sunday"
A prolonged week of cold, wet weather in the city was followed by clearing skies and mountains blanketed by light, dry pow. The Easter heat wave baked any slope under 1900m, but our goal was the 2650m glacier-cloaked monster known as Slalok. Z Scott picked me up way too early in the morning and the […]Read more "Slay Lock Saturday"