Thursday, March 27, 2014

Playing Hookie

Took my son Noah and his buddy Blake to Blue today.  It was a school day but perfect weather ,  perfect conditions and the fact that I had the day off was a "Must Do Blue Day" .

We started when they turned the lifts on a 09:00.   It was corduroy  trail time,  machine groomed powder at its best.  Headed to North and spent the first couple of hours there before eating a little Tranquility before lunch.   Sun came out and the temps were near freezing ,  very comfortable.  Snow hung in there until about 1pm then it got a little slow and clumpy more carefree bombing.     Called it a day a 3pm ,   exhausted after 5.5 hours on the Hill.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Chasing Groomers - Last Night

This Eve marked the end of the 2013/2014 night Skiing at Blue.  Arrived good and early making first Run at 4:30 pm.    Chased the Groomers in search of the "Corduroy Trail".  First Cruiser then teh Village way and finished with  Tranquility!     Met up with Patrick and gang.  Didn't hang in there too long as I was starting to freeze,  It was a balmy -17C with little wind.  When the Sun was up it was manageable but when the shadows took over so did Mr Frost.  After spending just shy of 3 hours on the slopes I pulled the plug and headed home.  

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Snow Media Contest Entry

Played a small role in this video. Did some of the camera work and a bunch was shot in my yard. All the editing credit goes to Patrick Rose.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Out with Ryan

Great night at Blue with Ryan and Josh.  Met up with Patrick and his friend Ron and his kids.  Had a great meal at Wild Wings then closed out the night on Crusier.   Good fun , great weather , perfect conditions but the priceless part was seeing Patrick complete a 16 hour day on the slopes.     Here is a picture of the start of his day ...I share this because its probably one of the absolute best pictures I have ever seen....