8 years ago I asked Matty Hoyles, a dude I went to Grenfell with who skied Marble harder than most, what mountain was the best in the west. Without thinking he said Fernie and I’ve wanted to ride that hill ever since. I did that today and the powder was super deep.
We were all over the mountain searching for the best snow and found it in the Lizard Bowl. We just had to traverse windswept cliffs and descend tire-covered rocks with a rope to get to it; but it was worth the struggle.
This lift is relatively new and just down from here is another lift that brought us to the Polar Peak where we went across those cliffs, the steepest, and dropped into Lizard, the deepest.
Back to Kicking Horse tomorrow.
Another all-time day on our tour of the powder highway. Last night, and tonight, we stayed with Andrew and Nicole’s awesome friends, Phil and Michelle, at Phil’s family’s cabin near Kimberly, BC. Mumbies and I were charging Kimberly Alpine Resort all afternoon and it was amazing. The deepest snow ever.
This is Andrew ripping down the driveway of the cabin on our way to ride this morning. Winter wonderland this place is.
Another day of all-time conditions on our tour of the powder highway. This is Andrew driving out from his buddy Phil’s cabin. Phil and Michelle are great people, and good friends of Mumbies and Nicole. We stayed with them last night and again tonight in Phil’s family’s beautiful cabin. Winter wonderland this place is. Kimberly Alpine Resort was deadly today, we did half a day in super deep snow. Mumbies got bogged down in powder, strapped out and was up to his waste.
Happy Valentine’s day. Love you and miss you Melissa.
We rode Kicking Horse for several hours today, and it was amazing. I took a bunch of photos on the way to the hill, at the hill itself, and then more as we were leaving. But as we were driving to Kimberley afterwards a low fog was hanging over the ice and we passed this, what I assume to be, abandoned saw mill. We didn’t go down to check it out as the snow was too deep, but Matt will be happy to know that I was cold on the side of the highway taking this photo. I really liked the scene’s wonderment, and actually got Mumbies to turn around and go back so I could take this.
I think I’m taking my camera to the mountain after lunch tomorrow depending on the weather.
So I decided to go out again this morning, playing around with panoramic pictures again, still now quite where I want them to be, but I am getting closer. I went out to Quidi Vidi for a little stroll, taking pictures of boats and what not and I came across this gem. The boat was called “Henry’s Pride” and I wish I could have seen it in its heyday. The back half of the boat is missing now, nearly all the wood is rotted, but this is one of my favorite pictures from today.
So after working a few days I finally feel like I got to capture a decent picture of the winter we are having. It was freezing cold out this morning, but a beautiful blue sky allowed for some great pictures. I ventured out across the harbour to type and snap a few decent photos. While I was out and about a couple other photographers showed up! I liked this picture the most, purely because of the other photographers, the frozen harbour and the city in the background.
Twice now I’ve come home to this SUV in the driveway, today there was also this giant plumbing van, forcing me to park in the road. Not cool. I think buddy may have bought the house next door.
A lame photo, I know, but this is the only thing wrong with winter; if you didn’t shovel it, don’t park in it.
So Winter wonderland means going out, freezing our asses off, to try and snap a decent photo. After working a 12 hour shift, it was the last thing I wanted to do, but I did it! I knew I left these Christmas decorations up outside for some reason, and not just out of laziness. We will see what the rest of the week has in store.
All week I’ve wanted to shoot this photo. Well not quite this photo, I originally envisioned this being outside with a forced perspective to make it seem more… realistic. I found a photog last week that makes amazing Star Wars Lego images and thought I’d give it a try, and I’m happy with this but can’t wait to try some more. The Stormtroopers are checking a map of St. John’s, ready to strike by moonlight, but their plans are about to be thwarted in the deadliest of ways.
I collected Star Wars Legos for about 10 years, but sold almost everything in 2011 or 2012. I had some rare mini figs from over the years and sold them all to a dude who sells them a flea markets. I probably got fleeced but I was happy with a few hundred bucks. I held on to a few mini figs, here are some of them. Loves me some Star Wars; loves me some Lego; loves me some Star Wars Lego.
Next week’s theme is winter wonderland. Seems appropriate as we are blanketed here and I’m heading to the Rockies on Wednesday.