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Blanket Feb 22 to 26th, 2019

My 26th time and not my best showing.  Definitely felt the lack of skiing from missing all last year due to shoulder surgery and no hockey for 3.5 years(used to play 3 x week.)  Lower snow year and much colder than normal so not as much fun or motivation. Conditions were still good so did […]

Sunshine AT ski – Wawa Dec 15, 2018

High avi hazard so just did SSV New skis and bindings – but skied like any stiff Volkl ski – maybe a bit light. 2 hrs 20 to base Wawa and 3 hrs to top trees ~ 800 m Carried all the backcountry gear and weight including 2 L water which slowed me down a […]

Blanket Glacier Ski Trip Mar 3-7, 2017

Annual back country powder trip.(25th time) Snowed for three days so skied trees  – pollux, monster and christmas and no pics. Skied 800 to 1300 m per day. Great snow but Monday was exceptional as snow had dried out from cold Sunday night. Great feeling to be in the groove again – exceptional powder, great […]

Cirque Fore Peak/Crystal Ridge Trees – ski Feb 25, 2017

Ski with Andy about 600 m 6 km 4 hrs. Safe trip and some good turns.

Wolverine Ridge Jan 14, 2017

Pictures    from Vern, Raff and Dave – thanks guys.  About 840 m, 16 km and leisurely 5 hours with stop for a beer.  Ski out 7 or 8 min.

AST2 Rogers Pass Field Days Dec 27th and 28th.

Day 3 – Ursus trees 10.5 km ~ 900 m  Overcast and snowing – no pics Day 4 – Loop Brook to Bonney Glacier  11.5 km and 900 m  – overcast – no pics

Andomache – Molar glacier ski route – USE AT OWN RISK

  This gets done in spring with good coverage and solid avi conditions. Pics 1  

Mount Joffre North Face Kananaskis Beta Pics East Ridge descent July 2014

  Beta Pics for Joffre North Face  Click on pics above for larger version. More pics at link below. Pics

Blanket Feb 23-26, 2013

Annual powder ski trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet.  Twenty third year. See previous years links under ski trip tab at top. lots of new snow – about 1 m so big trail breaking and deep powder skiing. My 95 mm under foot Volkl Polar Bears were not wide enough!! Al has added a new drying […]

Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide Path Ski, Feb 10, 2013 Yoho powder

  Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide path. Sunday feb 10.  Cooling trend and some new snow, moderate avi based mainly on wind slab so we thought we would bag this.  Good choice as the upper half was very good skiing. All photos are coutesy of Vern or Raff since I left my camera on the […]