First snow (on campus) of the season

Today the snow actually stuck to the ground for the first time this year. Seeing it and being able to throw snowballs at friends made me even more stoked for the season, even though I’ve already been skiing.

What’s making me even MORE stoked is seeing the massive amounts of snow back in Fredericton, already. It’s going to be a good season all over the country, I just know it. I don’t want to leave the west, but going back to NB for Christmas, I at least know I’ll be skiing at Crabbe.

Here is a photo from right outside residence:

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Touring at Whitewater

Whitewater is an incredible place.  The view and terrain areabsolutely fantastic and I can’t wait to be there in the lift line for opening day. But for now we have to tour up the mountain. For those of you who don’t know: touring is climbing a mountain on skis, with a special type of binding that allows you to walk. But you’ll slip backwards right? That’s what skins are for; skins are a fabric that stick to the bottom of your skis so you can’t slip backwards.

Needless to say, touring is an incredible work out. My legs and sides are still burning from yesterday, but it was well worth it. The views are incredible and so was the skiing. Taking that first run on that light, fluffy Powder Highway snow was amazing. It makes me SO much more stoked for this coming season then I ever have been before.

Here’s some photos from the tour:

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touring-1023Shout out to (left to right): Colin, Ryker, Levi, Ryan, Thomas, and Noah for making my first time touring so memorable.