I have a couple fun links on my sidebar under “Vancouver Info” where you can find some webcams located around the Lower Mainland. (Also noted on my recent metblogs post). One that got some of my co-workers very excited this afternoon was a view of Cypress Mountain. Because there was snow. Yes, snow.
I’ve been snowboarding for 12 years now. Ever since I tried skiing for the first time in the French Alps (Chamonix) I knew that snowboarding was where it’s at.
I learned to board at Mount Seymour with my best pal Anne. No lessons, just two teenage girls with boards carving up the slopes. Since then I’ve been to Seymour many times, couple season passes, Cypress, and Whistler, but I’ve still never hit Grouse. Is it worth the trip? (Yep, still haven’t been since I wrote this post)
We didn’t attempt any extreme sports last year or at all really, since John still doesn’t have BC Medical. As long as nothing breaks and that trusty old snowmobile doesn’t have to rescue him from anywhere (the bills would be horrible… oh yeah and it would suck if he hurt himself too :p). I’ve been able to get him on my benefits for work so maybe he’d let me give him a lesson…
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Wow, you just said the magic word! Chamonix… Instantly got me dreaming. There is no spot on earth I love more. Even with the huge tourist boom. Never skied there but did some paragliding. What a fantastic mountain town, with the most awesome views!
As far as Grouse goes, just wait a little longer, I think they are still working on the red SkyRide and running the blue one only causes scary line-ups at times… They hope to be ready by the end of the month, though…
I like the blog’s new skin, by the way. 🙂
Grouse is worth a trip if you haven’t been. They’ve got new high-speed chairs now and if the conditions are nice it’s a fun day.
Maybe we’ll see you up one of the locals this winter. Have a great long weekend.
Is that my jacket you are wearing in that pic?! Man, you used to always steal my stuff 😛
Oh and Chamonix is amazing during the spring too. It’s such a cute town, very hospitable and few tourists when ski season is over.