Whistler

Jan 11-16 I was in Whistler BC.  An annual ski trip that I take with a group of… gentlemen.  The conditions were fabulous.  Tons of snow the first 2 days and then blue bird the last 2.  Here’s some pics.

First run. #whistlerblackcomb #whistler #ski #skiordie

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Trees! #ski #skiordie #whistlerblackcomb #blackcomb #whistler

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Trees! #ski #skiordie #whistlerblackcomb #blackcomb #whistler

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Blue bird today! #gopro #whistler #whistlerblackcomb #blackcomb #ski #skiordie

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Nice and sunny. Soft snow too. #gopro #whistlerblackcomb #blackcomb #whistler #ski #skiing #skiordie

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Off To A… Start

Well I guess it’s a new year.  I’m hoping it will be a good one. It’s starting out blah. I feel absolutely horrible both physically and mentally. I can’t stand being in my own fat ass body. Ughhh. So weak willed.  I’ve been working out really hard lately but that makes little difference when you constantly shovel food in to your mouth.

I haven’t done much BJJ in the last 2 weeks.  There just really hasn’t been much around with the Christmas holidays. I went to one open mat on Dec 28th.  That was a pretty good time. It was a small group. Nevertheless I got in some quality rolls.

  
(I’m front row left in the grey gi)

On January 11 I head out to Whistler for a week of skiing.  They’ve been getting hammered with snow this winter, so the skiing should be fabulous.  My head and inner self are making it hard for me to look forward to the trip.  I don’t really want to be around the men I’ll be on the trip with.  Honestly, I just want to be alone…  I’m sure I’ll have a good time once I get out there.  

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A Sharp Bite To The Morning Air

http://instagram.com/p/tqBGIlETgj/

This morning it was cold and crisp when I left the house for work.  I didn’t expect it.  To be honest, once I took that long, deep breath of cool air, I felt like everything was going to be ok.  My favorite time of year is fast approaching.  Go ahead, call me crazy, but I love winter!  I just have to hurry up and get my boat winterized before the first snow.  lol

Enjoy the Instagram video above.It’s Austin Ross doing a lap of DOA at Blackcomb.

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All That Snow…

Have you seen all the snow that has been falling at Lake Louise, Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Whistler, etc, etc? Oh man! I just sit back and drool.

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Warren Miller used to say at the end of his movies that if you don’t go to *insert ski resort here* this season, you’ll be one year older next season… or something along those lines. I lay in bed thinking about this every night. I have the wills and desires of a young man, but the body of a 40-year-old. Fact is, it’s going to be harder and harder to fulfill my dreams of mountain (not hill) skiing in the years to come. With the kids getting older and being involved in more activities, time is at a premium.

Also, the price of travel has pretty much passed me by. I don’t know how people do it. Credit maybe? Squaw Valley can’t be filled by people who can’t afford to be there, can it? Should I work my ass off for 50 weeks a year, only to be a miserable fuck to my family, just so we can go on a vacation that the kids (and me too) will remember for the rest of their lives? Then again, is it worth it to work my ass off 50 weeks a year and be a miserable fuck, only to sit at home on my vacation? I don’t know. I have a wife who really isn’t interested in being outside in the winter. She’d rather take vacations in hot weather. That’s not even close to my idea of a vacation (I figure I’ll get enough heat in hell when I die). I have no interest in the 3rd world vacations. To me, that’s just wasting money. I actually passed on a free trip to Jamaica for two that my wife won from a radio contest. She was pretty mad but ended up going with a friend. I stayed at home and took care of the kids.

Yes, I’m a strange person. That’s probably why I usually go skiing (and everything else) by myself.