Fun

Music + Skiing

Its most likely safe to say everyone who skis loves some good beats, to either ski along with or enjoy with their favourite ski flick/ edits. In one of the SROAM classes right now we are starting blogging, lucky me it just means I have more time to focus on this one! Getting credits for it too, score. One of my classmates is relatively new to skiing, but he’s always had a love for different music, attending festivals all over the place, (Europe mostly, he’s from Ireland, Rad!) So he’s making a blog about music, from my understanding, bringing more variety for us ski bums to experience.

Looking like an awesome blog so far, so if you’re interested in hearing what he has to say, or just getting some links to some new tunes, you should check it out here!  http://musicinski.wordpress.com/

A little edit for the holidays

Hope everyone is having an awesome holiday, and Christmas treated you well! I’m home on the Island spending time with family, unfortunately nowhere near my sewing machine and I’m feeling bad about it, but the break from school is very nice. Mount Washington has been dumped on while I’ve been here, now holding a base of 520 cm, ullr gave them 139 in just the past 48 hours. Each day up the hill has been a deep pow day with fresh tracks every run. A very nice christmas present from ullr indeed.

Sadly I have no GoPro footage to show for the awesome powder days here as I am lacking a memory card… but I will be trying to get some pictures on my last day on the hill to post. Pat B. will be bringing his GoPro up as well and may be putting an edit together that will end up here in no time.However, what I can leave you with is an edit from before the holidays of a day at Red Mountain. Rider Matt MacCallum had the GoPro for the sunny day and put together the edit. Enjoy!

New Beginnings! The SROAM Program.

Nearly a month ago, during late August, I found myself going through a large change in my life. That change would be moving out of my house of 18 years, away from my mommy and lovely home, and on to the great big world! Since then I have settled in with some roommates in the amazing town of nelson, attending school five days a week in the SROAM program (Ski Resort Operations and Management program).

So far school has been amazing, the class is so different from high-school in a very enjoyable way. One thing that’s crazy to get used too is the fact that I am one of only three girls in the program, everyone is so awesome though and we all have such similar interests (mountains of course!!). In that sense the SROAM program is a lot like when I worked on mount washington, most people on the hills are guys and everyone connects in that amazing way that mountains bring people together.

Last Wednesday one of our classes was spent hiking whitewater mountain, checking out the older lifts and a new one they are putting in for this season (lucky me!). Our teacher introduced us to lots of the people installing the new lift and it was so interesting being able to see that stuff done, hearing about all the work that’s put into it, and how much something like a new lift costs! I can’t even imagine that type of money, truly is such an expensive sport. Back home I’ve never been on Mt.Washington in the summer time, only ever winter, countless times, and its rather trippy to think about seeing as Mt.Washington is a very busy place in the summer. That being said, it was awesome being on top of Wh2O before the snow fell! Seeing everything open and green, picking out possible line for the winter with everyone from the class, getting more and more stoked for the season every day. Being with the same people in school every day is already creating a very tight group between the class, as a result there is going to be an awesome group riding here and lots of edits will be coming out, not all PJS riders, but lots of friends that can rip and I’m very stoked. Lots of pictures were taken on my good camera.. unfortunately I haven’t been able to get them on my computer yet so here is two pictures from the hike.

Across from Wh2O looking at white queen.

One of the trucks belonging to the workers putting in the new lift, very classy stuff.

Should have internet at the house within the week and putting new blog posts up should be easier, I know I say that every time.. but at least when the season starts it will be true! Lots more going on then.

-Danko