kananaskis Archive

Rockin’ the Rockies

Yesterday I ran the Blackfoot Ultra 50K. I’ll post a race report once I have images. But for now I’m going to leave you in some suspense about how it went. Clearly I’m still alive, so at least you know it didn’t kill me. This post will focus instead on the last couple of weeks of training. Overall, the training went fairly well, but I …

Found Some Snow!

Well it took a couple of weeks but we finally got some snowfall! In fact we got a huge storm that deposited TOO MUCH snow. It was too dangerous to ski backcountry for a little while so I took the opportunity to practice some skills at Canada Olympic Park. I’d like to be able to land a backflip confidently by the end of the ski …

Where is the snow?

Its November 18th and the biggest snow storm of the year was back in September. Since my last winter post I’ve been backcountry skiing twice more, bringing my total ski days up to 7. So really, I can’t complain too much. The resorts only opened a couple of days ago. But the snow!?!? Where is it? The grand total snowfall this year is mere centimeters …

Early Season Shredding

Thanks to low precipitation, warming and re-freezing, Alberta ski season is off to a slow start. Nevertheless, I’ve managed to bag five days of half-decent skiing by early November, plus a wildly exciting lesson in rappelling. Robertson Glacier for my birthday in September was pretty fantastic, albeit a little rainy: Late September brought the thrilling opportunity to learn how to rappel. On a glacier. Into …