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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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Mistaya 2017 Day 7 Feb 18

Go find something silk, anything. Touch the silk very lightly to your cheek, stroke your cheek. Soft and smooth. The snow today is that smooth. Boot top deep and silky. The skiing is tremendous. J, T and I uptrack on … Continue reading

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Mistaya 2017 Day 6 Feb 17

There are a lot of late risers today. Breakfast was after 8am, D, T, J, and I head up Heather Ridge to the best skiing of the week. It snowed 10+cm yesterday and another 10+ last night and it is … Continue reading

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Mistaya 2017 Day 5 Feb 16

Last night I was beat. I hit the sack and did not stir until 4am. I decide while dozing from 4 to 6 I am extremely fatigued. This morning will be my rest time. If things look better I will skin up … Continue reading

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Mistaya 2017 Day 4 Feb 15

The weather is warm. Too warm for skiing but not ugly. We had a big day yesterday and I feel the remnants of it this morning. Didn’t want to get in over my head so J and I keep our … Continue reading

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Mistaya 2017 Day 3 Feb 14

Long day. The sun shines today and we have our eyes on a south facing slope. The trick is to get up and ski it before the sun starts to make the snow wet and sticky. We don’t really hustle … Continue reading

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