day 1950 – gold medal card

i was convinced to buy the gold medal card in a heartbeat after seeing the deal steve nash had offered. it’s the season my skiing set and boarding gear comes out of its long hibernation. i’d like to hit the mountains a few times this winter season but i’ll see how packed my schedule comes out to be. it’s one of my many recreations that shall always be a part of my winter tradition

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day 1668 – weathering


the cold vancouver winter is quite frightful and unpleasant for my shadow. the weather forecast has issued a heavy snowfall warning that starts at 6am. i don’t enjoy the snow on city roads because i’m slipping and skidding everywhere. the sight lines up at the mountain is a much better view. it’s making me think back on the warm summer days when i would be outdoor without frozen fingers

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 1330 – pregame meal

sticking with my simple pregame meal before a playoff game. my first season is officially over after tonight’s loss but i enjoyed my rookie season and is happy with the successes and improvements that came with it. scoring my first career goal was a big one for me and i only got more comfortable as the season went on. i filled the stat sheet burying three goals and adding four stars beside my name on the hard hat. i’d say it was a good rookie season for me and exceeded all my helpful teammates’ expectations. i’m really looking forward to the spring season and drop ins to see where my sophomore season will take me

day 1255 – milder weather

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reminiscing the summer temperatures because vancity’s winter has been far from mild. i’ve had enough of this snow, extremely chilly days and even earthquakes today. i walk out in the morning to be met by negative eight degrees which is unheard of in vancouver. the icy roads have been terrible; i witnessed accidents and had a few incidents where my car was sliding helplessly. my shadow is just hibernating and waiting for the snow to disappear

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 1230 – blackcomb slopes

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hitting the slopes for day two with this one. the skiing condition was great on blackcomb and even had snow making machines spitting out more powder; the sun was out but it was so cold i couldn’t feel my hands or feet. this one kept complaining about his feet and quad tiredness. would have liked to get more skiing in, but i’ll have my chances in the upcoming weeks. spent the night enjoying a nice steak dinner at earls and spiked drink