January 7 marked my 17 day out this season on the new sled. I had a few days cut short do to lack of snow or visibility but I did manage to have some pretty awesome days as well.
The West Coast of BC is off to another slow start this season, actually were even behind what I would call a slow start. But, if you remember last year we got most of the white stuff in February and even March, so there is still hope for more powder days, and of course some spring ridding.
Ive got about 50 hours on the T3 163 and the only problem to report so far is other people not having a T3, meaning Im doing more than my fair share of digging ;)
With all the sledding lately I haven’t put much up on the site so here are a few pics from the last couple weeks.
Getting my good friend Tommy out for his first ride. He got stuck a lot but he is English so wasn’t really his fault.
Yes, thats my old sled down there, I told you he was English right? I guess they don’t get snow back home?
I spent a day with Paul from Ministry of Transportation showing him around the Coquihalla Clubs ridding area. The Ministry of Transportation provides a lot of info to Avalanche Canada for forecasting. They now has 2 Summits in their fleet and will be spending more time in our ridding area which means better forecasting, this is great news!
I’ve never seen anyone so keen to stick their head in the snow.
Henning Trail on the Coq this year got hammered with rain that lead to some sketchy trail condition early on in the season. Thanks to the hard work of the club, and volunteer groomers things are back to normal and a lot safer. Support your local club!
Rode a few days with my buddy Joe from Dawson Creek, he really likes trees. Picture is from a nice deep day up at Henning on the Coquihalla.
A lack of snow early on left some really week layers in the snow pack around South West BC. You can see a perfect example here on the Avalanche Trail on the Coquihalla.
More rides with the English. Henning Area, Coquihalla.
Bill and Joe taking it in somewhere in the back of 10K up the Coquihalla.
Joe taking a breather up 10K after another tree well extraction.
Early season powder up at 10K. Like last year some of my best days were in December.
Mike from Greater Vancouver Powersports rocking a T3 174 on a nice powder day up by Princeton .
It was deep!
So much snow, can’t believe he showed me his spot . . .
I told you Joe likes trees right?
Day 2 at Mikes spot, this time with blue skies, so sick! Best day of the year so far by a long shot. Sorry about smashing all your snow Mike!
Powder is my crack!
Tree ridding up Groundhog in Blue River.
163 T3 looking all bad ass at Groundhog. Blue River is quickly becoming one of my favourite places to ride.
Joe testing out the ice capabilities of the Summit in Whistler. No matter how crapy the snow in Whistler gets the scenery is always top notch.
Ill never get sick of these views.