The Search for Snow Continues

This time last week the forecast was for a heavy snow at Whistler and possibly some of that would make it further east into the Rockies by the weekend.  Whistler came up short with only 13cms in the ...

The Search For Snow

Not too many years ago, I used to be a frequent backcountry skier.  It was a great way to go look for some powder when there was nothing left at the resorts.  The post header is a pic from Jackson H...

Come Together

Today was one of those days when it all comes together to make a perfect day.  In the morning I wasn’t overly stoked because a) I couldn’t find a ski buddy so I was flying solo.  b) snow...

The Challenges of Climate Change

I’ve heard that Alberta is a hot bed of climate change deniers but to be honest I don’t know many people that would argue the point anymore.  My brother in law was very smug a few years b...

Lesson Re-Learned

I’ve been skiing in Calgary for twenty years now and this is the second time I’ve had to abort a day trip to the mountains.  The first time was many years ago and it was due to heavy snow...

The Powder… The Powder

My post last Thursday under Canadian Rockies Snow was admittedly dismal.  Then as January ended the conditions took a major turn for the better.  Judging by the Ryder report the snow at Sunshine las...

The Horror… The Horror…

Sometimes when you’re skiing you get in over your head and find yourself crapping your pants on a piste that will likely end your life or cause certain injury – like the one that dude is s...

Ski Whitewater – Pride and Joy of the Kootenays

I haven’t been posting many videos this season (none actually) because it can bit a bit tedious watching a whole bunch of bad videos before stumbling across a real gem.  But I had a bit of time...