Monday, December 29, 2008

A Festivis for the rest of us

Holidays are just crazy. I have been having way too much fun! I got to go to sleep now. Enjoy the photos.
December 20 Claire and I went to mt Cheam to hike up and ski down. When we got to the bowl at spoon lake there was two guys who got there snowmobile stuck in a gully so we pulled the nice guy move and helped these guys pull the sled out for 1.5hrs. I did a lot of pulling on a rope and there was not much for Claire to do so she just stood on the ridge and took photos and froze to death. It was kind of getting dark and we both got cold and the guys in the sled drove us down to the car. Kind of backwards with the sled ride down and the hike up but what can you do.
sweet pony eh?
MMMMMM mama sita!
Toby, Ben, check out what I got for Christmas? you guys are going to get worked next time!
Marty at Cypress on Dec 28
Trevs Stag on Dec 27 and Miller is thinking cow.
Stag limo ride
Stag
The limo, we only got stuck like 4x and the austin powers turn around was used.
Claire at the Callaghan on Dec 27
Callaghan parking lot and new lodge. My car now has snow tires and its just unreal!
Christmas Dinner with the Enns Family on Dec 26
Nate taking a pee on Hwy one on the way to manning park on Dec 26
Mad glide at manning.
Its fine I got snow tires.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cheam pow and Cypress glide!

Wow what a sweet weekend! Saturday I went up Cheam with a couple of redneck 18year olds and the pow was unreal! the real story of that trip is kind of on the DL and if you want to find out more you have to email me or phone me. Then on sunday afternoon I went to Cypress with Claire and I ran in to Tim and we skated our brains off! check out the video of tim killing it. Cypress was good but my pole kept going through the snow cause its not really that well packed yet. Oh what a great weekend!
sunday at cypress, best ever!
rednecks on quads, check out the pow! I skined all the way like a true hard man!

this is what I would call real frosty tips, marty you should get some frosty tips?





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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sicky Ricky

Kind of a bummer weekend. I was either going to go to silverstar again solo in the tercel or go ski on the glacier on mt baker, which should have ample snow right now. After Marty kind of made fun of me for driving so much I caved in and decided to stay home and do the baker. So Ryan P got some AT skis and we drove out to the big white baker. Well there was more snow and better skiing in August. Soon they should have snow up there but not right now. So we basically did a 3 hr hike with skis on our back and skied for 2min, but I did get to ski for 2min. Then on Sunday I was just really tired and chilled out and felt something coming on and now I am full blown sick. I think its just my body building up anti body's for the rest of the winter so its all good. I will be fine, it just sucks sitting on the couch watching CMT for 12hrs a day with Kleenex jammed up my nose. I am eating garlic like there is no tomorrow and I have been drinking the ginger/lemon juice/honey/hot water combo as well. I should be good soon.
This is what I skied down. you would get like 5 feet of snow then 5ft of ice, its decmber right?
As you can see my jacket has fresh snow on it. SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Christmas in December and another Silverstar weekend!

Thursday a bunch of stuff from Rossi came in so a skiing weekend was going to take place. There was suppose to be a big group of us going to whistler to ski the Callaghan but they got a big dumping of rain and it was forecast to rain the whole weekend so we made the plan to go to Silver star. The star had a 36cm base and 8cm new so I knew it would be good! The big group became very small very fast. Nate went to Vegas to gamble all his EI money away and Matry and Tara had to go to a poetry reading all weekend so it was just me and Claire left and we packed up Claire's dad's 1989 4 runner and hit the road. The 89 4 runner may be the best truck ever! Claire has never skate skied before and made some mad gains as you can see in the video and I got to use my new X-ium skis and boots and one way poles and it was unreal fast!
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This is my new ski set ups for the year. Oh mama Sita! All we need now is a crazy dumping of snow!
Rossi must know I am a chicken farmer because they put a little chicken on my skis.
Toby, this is what a ski waxing stand should look like. I got to get some C clamps to make it more secure but its going to be the best ever! I waxed my skis Saturday morning before we went up, fresh wax, I like!
Starbucks and snow, the best combo ever! Oh wait the California Dreaming sandwich from safeway and bucks and snow post ski thats the best ever and it went down both days. But no photos, sorry.
Saturday we got to silver star at like 330 and we skied for a bit in the light and then a lot in the dark with head lamps on. This photo is at the top of the comet and yes that is a Ricky bar in my mouth, life doesn't get any better then this. The trail that goes down from the comet is unreal!
New gear and the 4 runner.
Toby, Connor, Marty, you guys should take a good look at this photo
Because this is the view you guys will have when we ski. Bibs on!
The sun set on the way down Sunday was very cool, the whole town of Vernon was covered in clouds and we were above it.