“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 […]
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
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.
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…
I had an epiphany this weekend. Not a life-changer by any means, it was more of a reminder of sorts.
I have been riding mountain bikes a long time. Not as long as some of the crusty ‘ol bastards out there, but long enough to be able to look back to the “good old days”. […]
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.
There is a certain comfort with the trappings of home. The familiar nooks and crannies of a house that one has grown up in, the hiding places, the comfort that is bred through this familiarity.
The trails I grew up on evoke similar feelings. After spending a couple summers away from the Kootenays I enjoyed […]