Archive for 2008

First Day of Night Boarding

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Cypress Mountain opened a few days ago, and today was the first day opened up for night boarding!  Tim, Petrin, and I, took Jason up for his first time ever.  Check out the video above for our highlights!

* bah – who said snowboarding is boring on my poll!?! *

First Boarding Video of the Season – Whistler

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Tim and I went up on Sunday with his sister and some of her friends!  Check out the video below:

Also check out photos in my albums.

Snow on Cypress

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Above is a shot of the new lodge up on Cypress.  They just put up this photo on their website, as they just got a nice new snow fall!  They’ve had 9cm of snow for the last several weeks up until the last 24 hours when a fresh 20cm fell!  The season opens when our passes are activated, which is December 15th!

It’s Possible

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

A couple years ago, I suggested a plan to traverse Garibaldi Park, but we canceled and went to Manning Park instead because there was too much snow in the park still.  Anyways, this is mostly for those who I do the summer trips with, but I just wanted to showcase to a YouTube video that has actually done a very similar expedition!

They actually just won second place in a MEC film competition.  I wish I had known earlier and could have made plans to hike to make a film around it.

Wanted is Awesome

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I just watched the movie Wanted two nights in a row, and I just had to say that it really was a very entertaining film!  Movies like this are awesome as long as they follow my little rule that if they are going to bend what is reality and what I’m supposed to accept as within the “hero’s” capabilities, they have to do blow my mind with it in the first five minutes, instead of pulling it as a stunt at the end.  I’m not going to spoil any plot, but they did this very well, and therefore I was able to step back and accept it as entertainment instead of reality.

A similar (and better in my mind) movie would be Crank.  Though I seem to have misplaced my copy, I really want to get another one!

And another example of following my rule is the one about the killer guy who likes to eat carrots… can’t remember its name though.

Bon Jovi Day

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

At work today, we sponsored ourselves a little unofficial “Bon Jovi Day”, by cranking up the ol’ tunes and ordering ourselves some well deserved buffalo chicken pizza and throwing back the scrumptious A&W Root Beer!

By the way, unoffical international Bon Jovi Day is actually January 21st, established back in 2002.