So this blog has become a blog of many thoughts and photos over an extended period of time. Photos have been taken along the way and the writing has happened on days off over the last couple of weeks. It has broken thoughts and stories because every time I sit down to write I feel different and want to express something different. What comes across to me is how awesome powder is and how exhausting and awesome this winter has been. Enjoy.
This has been one of the best months of my life. The last couple of years have been great but a little on the lean side. It really makes you appreciate it when it is this good. It wasn’t off to the best start but then at Christmas it all switched around, a couple of huge storms and we have gone from a record low snowpack to well above average. Days off have been far and few between with the only reason for a day off is need to rest an aching body. Even when it has stopped snowing the skiing has been epic and relatively stable.
So far I haven’t managed to leave the interior, which is no problem by me. Many days filming up at RMR, around Revy, some quick cat trips to K3 and Retallack, filming and shooting with Salomon Freeski TV, Sherpas and Vshaw productions. It has been one of the most productive couple of weeks of my life. Shooting deep powder and pillows, it seems to be the year of the face shoots. I can’t tell you how many cliffs I have gone off completely blind from all the blower powder in my face, but you know the landing is soft and pillowy so there is no problem.
Day to-day life is on stand still, computer time consists of staring blankly at the computer screen, too tired to think about anything other than skiing more powder. My house is a disaster of empties, gear and people staying. Revelstoke is buried under a deeep blanket of snow with snowbanks reaching near capacity. When it is this good you have to put all possible energy into enjoying as much of it as you can. I feel like I have done a fairly good job of this!
As I write this final blurb I am supposed to be in route to Vancouver to fly to India. Due to some complications with tourist Visa and the mail, I’m without a passport or a Visa, which makes it quite hard to leave the country. It is a quite the hiccup along the road but hopefully it shows up soon and I can leave to go shred powder in India.