day 1664 – boarding school

expected nothing short of crowds at cypress after some significant snowfall in the city. long lineups with freezing temperature, but still very fun learning how to carve properly. sunny day with lots of powder, but all the accumulated wipeouts are still pretty harsh. i’m slightly addicted to skiing and boarding and i want to keep going until the season end. but first, i have to stop at physio to fix up my whole body that’s beaten up from so much activity all week long; my physio will not be impressed that he has to attend to so many body parts

day 1649 – poutinery


my once in a year poutine fulfilled at fishstick cypress bonder. basically the only time i ever have a legitimate reason to eat poutine because of the things served there, it’s the best bang for your buck. to be fair, the output spent skiing likely cancels out the amount this bowl contains. the weather in the morning was wet and foggy when we were up at the skychair, but the skies cleared up as the afternoon rolled around. we went at a moderately fast pace when everyone had relatively good skill level. my best guess is we went through over dozen runs and by the end my legs were pretty tired. the wipeout near the end was a pretty big jolt to my neck and back 

day 1246 – stormtrooper

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going up cypress mountain to do some night laps in the fog. it was snowing hard with lots of new powder but we were unable to escape the fog even at the top of the skychair. within the five hour window, we squeezed in twelve runs, rode four different lifts and skied all the green and blue runs. it was overcrowded by kids and beginners early on, but they dissipated as it got darker and colder. it was really fun despite doing many unintentional jumps because all the grooves, bumps, hills and moguls were not visible in the fog

day and night

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on cypress mountain¬†doing what i ought to be doing in the winter season. this season, i changed it up and took up snowboarding as part of my 2016 to do list. it’s something i really wanted to add to my repertoire long ago, but was delayed due to commitments and parents restrictions. i didn’t learn with the best conditions, in fact, in one of the worst where the snowstorm was so strong it was blowing me uphill. some said that i was crazy for doing so in such conditions, but i wasn’t going to be picky and only saw it was a challenge. if i could pick it up in this condition, any normal condition would be a walk in the park. definitely want to hit the slopes again before vancouver winter season is all said and done

day 919 – night pow

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the windstorm and unforeseen fog condition can’t stop us from our friday night riding. this is far from optimal learning conditions, but it simply gives me bigger test of adaptability. cypress had to put restrictions and close to lifts earlier than usual due to hailing, strong winds and low visibility. it was still a great night with my first boarding experience, not before a morning leg day gym session. am i ever asking for soreness

day 842 – bulk pack

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one huge stack almost complete and another stack on its way. i made it a priority to load up because i need my supplements like i need food. i am a little disappointed i didn’t get the flavour of my choice, but i simply didn’t want to wait another week to have it shipped. that being said, there’s a dozen of flavours to choose from so there’s a handful of secondary choices i wouldn’t mind adopting. this got me covered and should last me a while

day 675 – messy me

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all i wanted to do was have my¬†recovery drink but turns out i spent a lot more time cleaning up the mess i made than the time required to finish drinking. what made matters worse was i didn’t just fail once, but twice. the first scoop, powder flung out all over my table. then second scoop, i dropped the scoop and scattered on my lap, chair and floor. turns out to be too much work