“What time is it?” echoed through the alpine basin. “It’s the time of your life!” we reply, ripping singletrack amongst snowcapped peaks, quickly descending into a broad valley in the midst of its autumn transformation, grass turning from its lush summer green into a wild display of yellows, oranges and reds. This descent in the […]
Last week (May 6 and 7th to be precise) a crack team of ski adventurers was assembled with the sole purpose of scouting one of the three future Spearhead Hut sites. The Macbeth site sits on the south shoulder of its namesake mountain, looking west down the Fitzsimmons Creek drainage and south towards the gnarled […]
Driving home to Squamish after a day skiing around the Blackcomb backcountry, the Tantalus Range stands proud amongst parting afternoon clouds. Swerving down highway 99, I crane my neck skywards, taking in the freshly coated peaks, lamenting that I’d not had the chance to visit the range, and pessimistic about my chances to get in […]
“You should have been here yesterday” is as chilling a statement as any for a skier. Dedicating time and money to traveling somewhere new and exciting, only to be skunked by mere hours is a painful position to find yourself in. On the flip side, “Your timing is perfect”, is music to the ears. Last […]
Eagles soar overhead, and I fixate on countless coves I wish to build my dream cabin in as we sail across the scenic Strait of Georgia to the isolated northern Sunshine Coast on the BC Ferries Queen of Burnaby. Powell River is a town that has ridden the tumultuous wave of boom and bust for […]
Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine just released the online version of the feature story I wrote about a really cool trip through the Kootenays that myself and photographer Bruno Long did last fall. READ IT HERE
I usually try to avoid the opening weekend of the Whistler Bike Park. Some reasons for my refusal to participate in this annual event are a paltry few muddy trails open, huge lines and the fact that other Sea to Sky venues are in mint shape this time of year, including, well, everywhere else.
Autumn is a time of change. More of a transition than a season, the fall puts summer to rest with cold temperatures, short days and rain. Jolted out of the lazy, idyllic atmosphere of the prior months, fall is usually an abrupt slap in the face, a reminder that winter is just around the corner.
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 […]
I recently road-tripped up to Kamloops for a weekend of riding. I was invited along by a small crew led by Seb Kemp, who was writing a story on the Loops for Dirt Magazine, and Reuben Krabbe, who was capturing the images for the article.
I had not been to […]