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Dec 8: Skiin’ a Blue Streak

Dec 8: Skiin’ a Blue Streak

It was bluebird today, and skied just as fast as yesterday. I (with my fine partner Armin) took out a fine couple for a tour today. Originally from Iran, they came to Canada less than a decade ago, and took up skiing only 4 years ago (because, as they said, “winters in Canada are long, […]

Dec 7: Fast

Dec 7: Fast

First off, apologies for the short hiatus. I had a problem with my back that turns out wasn’t as serious as first thought, so I ended up with 12 days off skiing. But I’m back now… If you have read this blog for any length of time, you’l have seen me write: “There are powder […]

Nov 23: Grey and snowy

Nov 23: Grey and snowy

I’m an idiot. I’ve know it for a long time, and proved it today. I remembered my goggles but forgot my spare lenses. So I only had my full sun, dark lenses in on a day that looked like this: It was like skiing in a giant bowl of cauliflower soup anywhere above treeline — […]