1. | Alpine Club of Canada: RMS | GAH Sunrise Lodge | Esplanade Range, British Columbia |

     
     
  2. | ACC Wheeler Hut | Glacier National Park, British Columbia |

    February 10th was spent touring in the Flathead area, an area new to all of us before heading to Wheeler Hut.  Overnight the weather changed dramatically, leaving 35cm of low density snow for us to enjoy.  We broke trail up the Asulkan Brook drainage, then with great effort put in an up track in the area documented above.  We did a couple of laps, skiing mostly on the rib before heading back to Wheeler Hut for a second night.  Once again, overnight there was a significant snow fall with 50-60cm of storm snow overlying an old surface that would not bond well.  The Avalanche Bulletin was stating,  ”It is a great day to head to the ski hill! Currently, a natural avalanche cycle is in full-swing at Rogers Pass”.  We packed up our packs and off to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort we went for a great day of skiing.

    Crew: Gail, Lynn, Kelly, Peter, Mario

     
  3. Alpine Club of Canada Asulkan Hut

    | ACC Wheeler & Asulkan Huts | Glacier National Park, British Columbia |

    January 19-22nd, 2014 was an incredible 4 days ski-touring.

    Day 1 - Skied Puff Daddy.  Variable conditions. Late ski-in to Wheeler Hut.

    Day 2 - Pack Up. Ski-in to Asulkan Hut. Unloaded. Skied the Tree Triangle. Good conditions in the trees.

    Day 3 - Summited Young’s Peak. Skied down to Asulkan.  Variable conditions.  Lunch.  Skied Tree Triangle.  Good conditions in the trees.

    Day 4 - 10 cm new snow.  Packed up. Skied down past the Mouse Trap.  Brutal skin track up Mushroom People. Incredibly fun skiing on Mushroom People.  A fantastic 4 days!!

    Crew: Jason, Midori, Adrian, Pascal, Mario

     
  4. My first glimpse of ACC Asulkan Hut.

    | ACC Wheeler & Asulkan Huts | Glacier National Park, British Columbia |

    January 19-22nd, 2014 was an incredible 4 days ski-touring.

    Day 1 - Skied Puff Daddy.  Variable conditions. Late ski-in to Wheeler Hut.

    Day 2 - Pack Up. Ski-in to Asulkan Hut. Unloaded. Skied the Tree Triangle. Good conditions in the trees.

    Day 3 - Summited Young’s Peak. Skied down to Asulkan.  Variable conditions.  Lunch.  Skied Tree Triangle.  Good conditions in the trees.

    Day 4 - 10 cm new snow.  Packed up. Skied down past the Mouse Trap.  Brutal skin track up Mushroom People. Incredibly fun skiing on Mushroom People.  A fantastic 4 days!!

    Crew: Jason, Midori, Adrian, Pascal, Mario

     
  5. It was a bitterly cold day at Bow Summit.

    | AST 2 Course | Yamnuska Mountain Adventures | Canmore, Alberta |

    January 4-7th, 2014 was spent taking the Avalanche Safety Training Level 2 Course instructed by ACMG Assistant Guide Jason Billings.  The course was informative with lots of hands-on practical experience and gave all the participants a systematic approach to making terrain and snowpack decisions in avalanche terrain.  It was a fun 4 days with a good group of people.

    Day 1 - Classroom, Canmore Alberta

    Day 2 - Bow Summit, Banff National Park, Alberta

    Day 3 -  Crowfoot Glades, Banff National Park, Alberta

    Day 4 - Helen Shoulder, Banff National Park, Alberta

     
  6. | Ripple Ridge Cabin | Kootenay Provincial Park, British Columbia |

    We spent 3 days ( January 10-12th ) ski touring in Stagleap Provincial Park, B.C.  while staying in the Ripple Creek Cabin. 

    Crew: Mike, Mark, Les, Petra, Bill, Mario

     
  7. | Ski Touring at Rae Glacier | Kananaskis, Alberta |

    A great day of ski touring in the hills November 24, 2013.  Snow conditions were rather variable.

    Film: Fuji Superia 200

    Crew: Jason, Kaeli, Jim, Jon, Jaqueline

     
  8. | Trail Dog - Kananaskis, Alberta |

    Last mountain bike ride of the year with my old border collie, Ash.  A great way to end the biking season.  I have ridden my bike more with her than any human being, but her years chasing after a mountain bike are dwindling.

     
  9. | Coal Trail Road Gap - Fernie, British Columbia |

    I came across this road gap while riding around Fernie, stood at the top of it, and almost barfed.  Not in my lifetime.

     
  10. | Bobcat - Kananaskis, Alberta |

    I rode Bobcat for the first time yesterday afternoon on a crisp Fall day.  This is definitely a gem of a trail with incredible scenery, big bermed corners, and buff single track. I salute the trail builders and will need to help out in the near future.