I've come to really appreciate
the snow at
Lots of powder,
with a little weight to it, so you don't just sink into it on board.
Not as cold as the
|Here I am at the midmountain lodge on Blackcomb Mountain.
|This was the year that I got hit on the back of the head by a lift char.
I was riding up with Max, who was on his second year of snowboarding, and he
fell at the top of the lift. Easy to do on a single speed lift on a
board. I was trying to help Max stay up, but he took me down with him.
I sit up, and BAM, the following chair hits me. Fucking liftie just
stood there & didn't even move to slow down the lift. Asswipe was
probably stoned. I went and screamed at the head of lift operations, but
she didn't really seem to care. I guess since Canadians don't have
punitive damages, they are comfortable letting stoned kids operate ski lifts.
Henceforth, I always wear a helmet. Actually it's for the better,
because I have more confidence when I am riding through the trees, where the
really awesome fresh is.
|A little overexposed The camera was fucked, but
you don't find out details like this until you return home and have the
|A town we visited en route to