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 […]
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…
Sometimes, on a ski trip, everything comes together in one glorious amalgamation of conditions. This doesn’t happen all the time, and after someone experiences this magic combination for themselves, they may end up searching the mountains for years to re-create that fleeting moment.
Judging by reports from many corners of BC these moments have been […]
As I plod through a week of final exams, I am looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel; a week of good times at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing. This is a very short, sweet video from a big powder day earlier in the season. Just four exams to go…….
These are selected images from some special ski trips over the years. A good trip can be defined by a number of things, for example the conditions, or the objective. My fondest memories usually revolve around the friends I shared the experience with. It’s the experience that matters, not the end destination.