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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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 […]
Read more "A Fire Hose of Powder to the Face"
Sometimes ya just wanna drive 25 mins to get in a quick pow lap before afternoon naptime, and sometimes there’s about a thousand other people that have the same thought. Not all of them are as committed to napping as Scot, (really, no one is,) but we managed to find some sweet turns while dodging […]
Read more "Weekend Hollyburners"
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 […]
Read more "Hurling down the Steeps"
The sale of a vehicle should be a relatively straightforward and unemotional experience; this was not to be the tale of the Cream Dream. The Dream was a constant driving force through the last 7 years of our lives. Arriving from distant sunny shores into the cold, dreary winters of Vancouver, BC, the Dream adapted […]
Read more "Waking up from a Dream"
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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One of the major benefits to living in Cascadia is the ability to go skiing on the way to, or from, almost anywhere; the challenge can be in deciding exactly where the pow-venture will begin. On any drive from the interior to the coast, Coquihalla summit is an obvious choice with a selection of peaks […]
Read more "We Have Fun – Falling to Falls Lake"
This winter, British Columbia has been blessed with an abundance of cold weather, plentiful snow and blue skies. Of course, not everyone sees this as a “blessing”, but they’re probably not reading this blog. Since La Niña doesn’t come around all that much, we’ve taken to making the most of it… meaning that we got […]
Read more "We Have Fun – On Apex Proper"
Some old friends and some new friends, an old cabin and new house, plus a new zone and fresh camera made for quite the new year’s extravaganza. In between session of warming up, we got out skating, drinking, skiing, drinking and wandering aimlessly while drinking. What a new years it turned out to be! The […]
Read more "We Have Fun – The Vista NYE"
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"