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North Cascades Heliskiing Trip

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Two weeks ago, I went on my second heli-boarding trip, this time in Mazama, Washington with the North Cascades Heliskiing. (The virgin adventure was in Panorama, BC two years ago). It would be an understatement to state that the trip did not disappoint. Fantastic snow (the 18″ earlier in the week + cold temperatures helped), [...]

Telus Festival

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

This past weekend, I headed up to Whistler with my brother Brian and some friends for the last weekend of the Telus Festival. It wasn’t necessarily intended to be a dudes only trip, but like many ski trips, it ended up that way. Brian flew in on Wednesday night, and Meagan, Brian, and I went [...]

Panorama: Postlude

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

A few follow-up items to the Panorama trip. Three cool videos, one gory roadkill addendum. First, the videos. Trip organizer/cinematographer JF created three videos celebrating our trip. They are all great – the last one, if you had to choose only one, is probably the best. Day One: Day Two: Day Three: And now, the [...]

Powder and Ice

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Today was the last day on the hill in Jackson. In the morning, we did some warmup runs on AV chair, but it was pretty crappy. Freezing level was relatively high, so the lower parts didn’t get much snow and were pretty hard and icy. After lunch, I headed up by myself to the top, [...]


Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Skiing is hard. Jackson got 2-14″ overnight last night, depending on the elevation and slope, which ordinarily would be fabulous news. There were two caveats: it was pretty thick, wet snow I was on skis. I was skiing by myself most of the day, so I headed for lines that I would ordinarily be stoked [...]

More Jackson Hole Fun

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

The Jackson Hole adventures continues. Yesterday was St. Patty’s day, which is always a fun time in a ski town. We saw lots of fine costumes out on the slopes. Here are some of the highlights. The after-ski scene was also a good time. We stopped by the Mangy Moose again, which had an older [...]

Five dollar muffins and other fun Jackson Hole stuff

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Meagan and I arrived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming yesterday morning. We rushed to the airport to catch the 7:20 am flight and I pretty much snoozed on both flights since I was up late the night before finishing up work and packing. We got to Jackson, picked up the rental minivan (prelude to the Lexus?). [...]

Farewell, Panorama

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

I’m writing the bulk of this post in the car about eighty kilometers north of Cranbrook, BC on the way back from a four day ski trip in Panorama, which will now be known as the first annual heliskiing trip. We have about ten hours to kill and I’m not really feeling motivated to work, [...]

Weekend Update

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Having a great weekend so far. Friday night, went to Tilth with Meagan – as predicted, it was very crowded (we had a 9pm reservation, waited fifteen minutes to get seated, and I think there were only one or two tables empty when we left around 11:30). Surely this was due to the NYT review, [...]

snowboarding: the cool and the ugly

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Cool – interesting article in the Seattle Times about the Mount Baker road gap. Ugly – tandem snowboarding. I used to share a house in Whistler with one of the guys in the video – that he invented this doesn’t surprise me at all. Looks like snow is in the forecast this weekend…dry spell may [...]

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