Tag Archives: backcountry skiing

Mistaya Lodge

I cannot stop looking at the snow covered peaks that surround Mistaya Lodge. This is what nature and beauty are all about. Today it is cloudy, but the view is just as spectacular as a sunny day. It is quiet … Continue reading

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Mistaya Lodge

A 15 minute helicopter ride brings us to Mistaya Lodge and a winter paradise. White fluffiness everywhere. We do an avalanche update in a meadow and then climb Mohawk Ridge. Most of the group skies down one ravine, Murray and … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Golden, BC

We have the car packed up and are on the road by 10:00 am. It will be a six hour drive to Golden, BC, skirting around Calgary and passing by Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Field. The traffic on Hwy … Continue reading

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Packed and Ready to Go

The floor in the basement was covered in ski gear until about an hour ago. We go downstairs with our two packing lists, “Backcountry Skiing –  Lodge” and “Backcountry Skiing – Day Trips” and start shoving gear into bags and … Continue reading

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The Ski Season is Upon Us

The time is neigh. Winter has arrived and we have been skiing in town for about a month and a half. My Banff connection has informed me the snow in the mountains is getting deeper and skiing is an absolute … Continue reading

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Epilogue, David Henry Lodge

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Swan Song, Days 4 & 5 David Henry Lodge

It takes two days to survey another area, The Glades (South Bowl) and the South Ridge. The skiing just gets better each day. The sun has behaved itself and stayed behind the clouds and every night it has snowed a … Continue reading

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Big Day, Day 3 David Henry Lodge

We are eyeing up a run called Josephine’s today. It more or less faces north and should not have been affected by the sun or the wind. It is a real easy start. Two kilometers on a slightly down sloping … Continue reading

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Smiles All Around, Day 2 David Henry Lodge

It’s cloudy. That is good in my opinion. At this time of year the heat from the sun has a huge effect on the snow. It makes it mushy in the day, at night it freezes leaving an annoying crust … Continue reading

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The Quiet, David Henry Lodge

We are up at David Henry Lodge, a 15 minute helicopter ride from Valemount, BC. We are up here with 6 others to ski the powder and, for me, to rest and enjoy being away from the city. Murray and … Continue reading

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