Disclaimer--Not the best quality pics as we were busy shredding most of the time.
It's been an awful start to the season here in the Coast Mountains. A combination of a lack of snow and sketchy snowpack have left us searching. So of to Revy it was, and time to get my pow on at the Canuck Splitfest.
I was lucky enough to show up after most of the areas had been closed due to a big dump. I rolled in to the parking lot to find my good friend who had spent the last 11 nights in the comfortable abode of his Tacoma. Christmas with the wife, nope he was on the pass.
The first day was spent hitting the close easy access trees. 3 laps of waist deep blower.
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I love Keffler's "product testing". He does it pretty good Looks like a lot of fun, and great crew. Don got the goods in Silverton last year too, and broke a lot of trail for me. And if Karkis is pushing the up for Don, thats impressive
Finally starting to recover from this trip. Took home a mean powder cough, and have been slammed with the real job and home life. However, this was a trip of a life time for me. Having a young family and a demanding engineering job doesn't lend it's self to two week long epic road trips, but I pulled it off! Much thanks to my Canadian brothers for showing me around. Got to ride 12 days in a row and each day was mind blowing, face melting POW! After three months of non stop work day/night/weekends, it was nice to be able to put that all behind me and ride the deepest, softest snow I could ever ask for. I'll be back for sure. It was also pretty cool to be out touring with so many people riding Phantoms and talking about future iterations and additions.
Here's a few pics...
Karkis taking a drop..
Karkis putting in a mean skinner to the top!
Looking across at Avalanche Crest. Nice 3,500ft tree run!
Darcy slashing it. Don't know how he did it, but he was on a 15 day streak!
Going back for an other lap for the goods!
Karkis getting ready to shred!
Joey V. with CAPOW (Canadian Powder Guides) leading a group on day 3 of CAPOW's intro to splitboarding camp.
Did I mention that the views are out of sight?
Skin track leading to Video Peak.
Skin track to the top of Video Peak.
Thanks again Marc, Jamie, Bret, Joey, Greg, Ty, Don, Darcy for a great time in Revelstoke and Rogers Pass! Looking forward to returning next season!