So back to us ‘progressively getting better’, we did. Before long doing lil jumps and carvin it up with the best of them. Had a season pass to Seymour one year, mostly night skiing at Cypress the next… I’ve never actually been on Grouse – regardless, it’s such a good time – and a great way to spend a day outside, getting exercise, having fun and catching a bird’s eye view of the city. It’s nice that the snow stays up there, where it should be. ‘Have yet to go tubing – we’ll have to try that out soon 🙂
Hockey… Canucks defeated the Wild last night thanks to an overtime super-passing-play by the Twins. Bertuzzi and the rest of the gang now head over to Italy to join up with their respective teams awaiting the start of the men’s hockey tournament. Just watching some of the olympic coverage (particularly the downhill skiing) made me miss the good ‘ol snowboarding days around here.
Being without a car, much spare time and a lot of cash to throw around – there really hasn’t been an opportunity to get up on the local hills and board. I first started with Anne when we were about 14 (?) on Cypress Mountain. Total rookies, on our butts most of the day with the sorest tailbones for the next week. We progressively got better – meanwhile my sister and/or brother (who would be the one driving us up there) would swish by on their skis – making about 2 laps before we finally made our way to the bottom of the run. you know you’re bad when you go to get off the lift and they preemptively slow it down or stop it completely 😐