New Years day; foregoing the hungover misery of the masses, we had a superb long powder run at emerald lake, alabeit with cautious terrain choices, keeping out of the guts of the path and avoiding all start zones. The snowpack in the Rockies and Purcells this year is not friendly thus far, not at all. It was my first time in deep pow on the XV split, and it truly came to life! some new scenery was spectacular too.
p>Kicking Horse ; I was just saying to my girlfriend, Sophie, how my recent week at Kicking Horse, after a long spell of little riding, has really re awakened my love of the pursuit. I was generally too busy training, tweaking my setup and slashing pow to take photos, especially on the Saturday, the deepest day of the season , but here are a few from days before and after (Sunday was also superb).
And to cap it off a couple of superb splitboarding / touring days at Rogers Pass; again on their deepest day of the season at that stage (I believe Saturday may have topped it though). My first, longer day with Andy Gallant we sampled the very stout pillow lines and leg burning long pow runs rogers is reknowned for; however the day I brought my camera was just DEEP turns in teddy bear trees. Many hoots and beaming grins by all.