The season started early with a opening day trip up to Whistler. I got there early and there was a massive line, I was saved from the like by a friend who had an extra lift pass for the day. We ended up having a bite to eat before hitting the slopes and then drinking our way into oblivion that night and well into the next morning! I made some new friends and got a chance to play around in the snow with some old and new friends.
Flash forward to the middle of the season and suddenly we had a lack of snow and the local mountains were hurting, it didnâ€™t stop me from hitting the slopes at Cypress enough times to make up for the cost of the season pass. It didnâ€™t make a whole lot of difference though, the lack of snow and the generally poor conditions didnâ€™t help, but the lack of time to go riding definitely didnâ€™t help either.
And here we are at the end of the season and I ended it in Whistler, just like I started it. This time on a new board and slightly better than last year. I was able to go on runs I hadnâ€™t thought possible last year and I had a great time! Whistler is and always will be one of my favorite places to ride, but Iâ€™m looking towards other adventures and trying to figure out a way to keep riding a little longer if not get some more experience under my belt and do some backcountry riding, maybe even a little heli-skiing if Iâ€™m up for it.
The riding has been good and Iâ€™m glad for the friends who berated me into trying it last season, I still get ribbed for wanting to go snowshoeing insteadâ€¦ Thanks again guys for making me hit the slopes, you introduced me to a sport I love and Iâ€™m very thankful for having such persuasive friends!