Friday, December 16, 2016

Bluebird Day

Wow ,   perfect day at Blue.  Lots more terrain open and fantastic conditions.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2016-2017 - New Season - Day 1

This is the 4th day Blue has been open and the first day of the new season for me.    Blowing Snow and coldish temps were the flavor of the day.   Conditions were good but the terrain was limited but growing quickly.  Skied Tranquility,  Smart Alec, Legacy and Village Way.   Visibility was a bit of a problem it was mostly because of the flat light but getting to close to a snow gun made for instant icing!     Only hung in for a couple of hours ... better days are ahead!

Monday, April 11, 2016

One last 2015-1016 outing ...I tried!

Thats a wrap on the Ski Season.   I woke up early to ideal conditions Sunday morning.    I was out the door and well on my way to make first tracks until the Corolla packed it in ..a transmission failure that left me stranded at the intersection of Grey Rd 30 and Grey Rd 12.    The tow truck operator gave me a ride home and I unloaded the gear when he dropped me off.     It was only slightly after 9am and I thought of jumping in  Carrie's car but then I realized that my "5X7" pass was hung around the mirror of the car that was being towed to Walkerton...I took that as a sign that perhaps I should call it a season!  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

45cm making tracks!

45cm of new snow at Blue this morning .... just had to go and make for first tracks!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Groomed Morning

First tracks at Blue this morning.   Was there for when the lifts started turning and I wasn't dissapointed.  Skied until it started to get busy then called it a day after a couple for great hours on the hill.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Cold Night at Blue

-20C when I pulled into the parking lot last night.  Met up with Patrick at the Silver Bullet then adventually Usama at Graduate.   Did a bunch of runs in Happy Valley then I had to split.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016


90 minutes of driving for 90 minutes of Skiing last night.   Dumb ass me forgot my googles ... it wasnt cold but there was freezing rain ,  ice pellets and then snow.   Yeah it hurt ...eyeballs were a wee bit sore last night and even today!!!   Tried to meet up with Patrick Powder Possy but missed them waiting at the clock tower at time.  I really don't mind skiing solo.  Streamed my favorite internet radio Okemos Brewing and just enjoyed moving to the tunes.   Would have like to have stayed a bit longer but the lack of goggles made things less then ideal.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Usama Does Blue

  Usama is new to the area and a bunch of us at work convinced him to purchase a pass to Blue this year.   This video was shot on Tuesday Feb 2 with Usama ,  Patrick ,  Lisa and I on the hill.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

First Tracks at Blue

Finally made it to Blue when the lifts started to turn.   There was a thaw with rain yesterday followed by a snowfall over night so I was expecting some great conditions and I wasn't disappointed.  It started to get a little bit busy not to mention Skied out by Noon,  everyone was attracted by the Sun and just below freezing temps.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tremblant - Jan 14-17 2016

Made the annual pilgrimage to Tremblant last week taking Ryan and Chris ,  Robin and Ashley ,  Noah and Landon and Huch.   3 nights and 2 days on the hill was a blast.   Spent a full two days on the big mountain even making first tracks the second day.   Conditions were pretty good and the temps were moderate ,  -12C day one and -4C day two very balmy for Tremblant.

Our trip in pictures .... video to follow!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Day 2 - Cruisin Cruiser

Up around 7:30 not quite enough time to make first tracks but I did make it on the hill 30 minutes after the lifts started turning.   It was really cold -16C a good opportunity to try out my new Handware  and Socks and see how the new Boots would perform in the cold.   Handware 100% perfect ,  socks so and boots not as cold as the old ones but not warm either somewheres in between.   It was also a chance to play GoPro before Tremblant next week.

Friday, January 1, 2016

2015/2016 Season Opener

Finally got to try out the new boots heading to Blue this Eve.   Boots were awesome much more comfortable then the old ones.  Skied mostly  Smart Alec and it wasn't too bad for snow with only a 15 cm base.  Hope to be back tomorrow Eve.