I’m back “home” after my 2 week trip to Sydney for one of my best mates wedding. Meg and I had an amazing time, mixing plenty of beach going with a few other touristy things and of course an awesome wedding party. We both enjoyed the sun, spending time with family and friends and indulging in way too much food. It was a great first time experience for Meg and great as always to be back home for me. I still don’t know any long term plans but there’s definitely a possibility of a move back in the near future…
For now though I’m back in the mountain town that I love and after a couple days of busy shifts at Kelsey’s over the weekend I’ve been able to enjoy some time on the slopes. Another epic back country adventure with Marcus, Dre and a new mate Eric saw us hiking up the “Mammoths head” for some amazing powder turns off the side of the ski resort.
After a cloudy start, some questionable navigation skills and some funny down hill skinning, we finally reach the start of the skin track that would take us to the peak. The track was well defined and relatively easy on the up except for some steeper switchbacks towards the end. At the top was arguably the best view in Fernie with a wide panorama of the valley and beyond. After a quick pit stop and some obligatory photos, the cool wind pushed us along and we made the descent to the bottom.
Apart from a few wind blown pockets up higher which caused some small sloughing, the rest of the down was pure heaven! Wide open, nicely spaced tree runs on creamy pow had us all smiling and hungry for more. Stoke levels were high and had time (an energy) permitted we would’ve gone up for another run however we settled for the short skin back into Siberia bowl and then down to the base.