Interval training

Every Sunday seems to be a big day.

Whitewater Winter Resort has been serving it up lately and the boyz and myself have been answering the call, like hapless sailors drawn to voices in the mist. Sundays seem to be the day to hit the epic backcountry around the ski area and today was no exception. We had planned to head somewhere abroad but with a fresh dump there was no sense driving too far, and in the end we found ourselves touring in areas none of (the seven of!) us had been- into Seaman Creek and skiing the big ramp on South Seaman, visible from the resort and coveted for many years by yours truly. I’ll be the first to admit, however, that it wasn’t nearly as steep as in my mind’s eye (where I’m on a steep spine with slough pouring off both sides into oblivion). For example, I’m pretty sure it went uphill at one point but regardless it got shredded and we never looked back. Apex, Qua, Seaman, and Kutetl Creeks were sampled today. 

Thanks to all my great ski partners and especially Amy for turning on the green light to make this a season for the memory banks.

I also have to add that our hockey team’s short-handed game winner tonight with 25 seconds left was a highlight as much as any 7000’ day. Yup, another good Sunday. Did I already say that? Thanks for indulging my endorphin surplus.


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Posted on 01/31 at 08:31 AM | Comments

Freeskiing Revelstoke

Last week during an epic snowstorm I ploughed my way up to Revelstoke to cover the World Freeskiing Tour held at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The link can also be viewed at Kootenay Mountain Culture’s blog.
It’s incredible to see these athletes hucking themselves gumby-style off whatever cliffs they can find.

Posted on 01/16 at 08:27 PM | Comments

True North

A tribute to all Manitobans. May you ski like the prairie wind.

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Posted on 01/09 at 07:56 AM | Comments

Up! Magazine

Here’s an article written by Andrew Findlay for Westjet’s Up! Magazine on a trip to Dominican Republic this past fall. I’d highly recommend the place for a beach getaway, wildlife viewing and kite-surfing, among other adventures.

http://www.upmagazine.com/story/article/samana-adventure-guide
A video is included.

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Posted on 01/05 at 05:39 PM | Comments

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