Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Callaghan Country

My Parents came out to visit this past weekend and kindly took Sarah and I \ up to the Journeyman Lodge in the Upper Callaghan Valley. We took the snowmobile shuttle in - hoping to run over Tom McCarthy  on his XC skis in the process, it almost worked. Arrived around noon on Saturday and went for a ski with Sarah who is 7 months pregnant and still races me up the hill! My parents were on a three day guided ski touring escape put on by Guillame from  Squamish based Coast Mountain Guides. After the nearly a meter of snow last weekend it got very windy around here and subsequently very warm so ski conditions were a bit challenging, that being said, its tough to beat a sunny day in the mountains!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Vans, Dog and Kootenays

I finally got around to building a bed in the back of the Delica and what better way to try it out than a week of skiing in the Kootenays. After getting some good powder turns in on Christmas Eve I felt that all the talk about the low snow year on the coast was a bit overblown - that being said its always nice to try  a new spot.