Your breath sharply taken away as you dive into the alpine pool, ringed on all sides by the remaining winter’s snowpack, ensuring the temperature in the water remains just above freezing. The crystal clear water reflects the azure sky, streaked with high altitude clouds. As you submerge into glacial bliss, the last three hours of […]
Head buzzing from the wine, stomach full of cheese, meat and bread, I careened haphazardly down the mountain, the Rhone Valley far below and a group of howling bike riders in the exact same boat as I following closely behind.
We were mid-way through an eight day sampling of some of the finest Swiss […]
Spring is a glorious time on the West Coast. The flowers are blooming in the city, but the mountains are still cloaked in snow. Deep snow, filling up glaciers, forming perfect couloirs and hugging steep north faces. READ ON TO VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
The weekend was looking promising. After many days of uninspiring, snow-less conditions, the weather patterns were stacking up to ensure a welcome powder respite from the recent crusts and hardpack. The forecast wasn’t calling for the grand-daddy of all storms or anything, but enough to soften up the backcountry snowpack, and incentivize us enough to […]
I love the city, but my whole being aches for winter solitude sometimes (a lot of the time). Fresh snow underfoot, great views, good friends. I achieve this escape on my pilgrimages to Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, my home away from home. I was there guiding for a few weeks around the New Year, and the conditions were the stuff of dreams. Photo gallery inside…