::Skiing in the New Year::

I decided to bring in the New Year in Alberta this Year. Headed out on the road a few days after Christmas to one of Canada best outdoor spots, Banff, Alberta. It was a longer drive then I was hoping for with a few accidents, avy control and a train crash just outside Golden that added about an hour to the drive. Once I going into Banff it was a warm 0 degrees, just like this last April, I brought snow.

::just starting our hike::

I was hoping to do a few days days of ski touring and a day or two on one of the 3 ski hills in the area. With snow on the way, I ended up getting two really solid days on Lake Louise, and one day with the skins on.

All these shots are from touring trip straight off the Hwy 93 about 45 minutes outside of Banff. Ended up seeing a few triggers on the way up with some snow setting with all the warmer temps. We stuck on mostly North Facing slopes and had a really good day in a really cool forest. Has to be one of my favorite spots to date.

Put just over 2020 km’s on the truck and was back home to start training for Ironman St. George.

::Going up in the burnt forest::

::Close up of one of the trees, you can see the burn marks from the fire::

:: A few doors down from were I stayed was this homemade rink, wishin I had this kid as my neighbor grown up::