Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Mica Heli Ski 2011

January 19, 2011

Here are some pics from Mica.  I’ll have a video when I get to it.  The snow has been great.  We’ve stayed off the steep and wide open stuff because of snow instability issues but the trees have been deep!  Our first day ended up being a down day because of low fog and freezing rain which is not good for helicopters.  Yesterday was sunny and cold and we had great conditions again today.  A storm is moving in tonight, in fact I can see it already socking in as I write this.  We’ll see what tomorrow brings.  I don’t have many pictures because we have been mostly taking video but here are a few pics from the trip so far.

Beast Mode

family day

Mica Movie

May 20, 2010

I finally got around to putting all the clips from the Mica heli trip together.  Make sure you check the “HD” option and watch it in full screen mode.  Enjoy.

Mica Heli Ski Trip: Day 6, 7 and 8

January 31, 2010

I don’t have many pictures of the last few days of the trip because my camera battery ran out and I forgot to charge it.  The last two days of skiing were great.  We skied half a day and then started the long trip back to Seattle.

We flew out of the lodge to a shuttle that took us 2.5 hours to the town of Revelstoke and after dropping off some guys it took us another 4 hours or so to Kelowna.  We had a really good sushi dinner at Mo Mo’s Sushi and then stayed the night in town.  Yesterday we woke up early and are  driving to Winthorp, WA.  I had some lunch with E.A.’s family and finally got to meet his beautiful daughters and see their wonderful home.

I finally got back to Seattle around 8pm and went straight to Dick’s for dinner.

It was a great trip.  I met lots of new people and had a great time skiing!

Mica Heli Ski Trip: Day 5

January 28, 2010

Another really good day up here.  Some weather is moving in and the light got pretty flat in the afternoon and made it hard to see the snow until after you hit something.  My legs are still toast.  The best runs are before lunch for sure, when I still have some energy.  The best line of the day was also our last of the day.  A great set of small, spine-ish features.  I think everyones legs were done by this time.  I wished we hit it before lunch.  Combined with the flat light I didn’t do it justice at all.  Two or three turns and rest was all I could muster.  Not to mention all the snow I was pushing off.  I might as well have been on a snowboard.  At least I didn’t sit down in the middle of it.

Another beautiful morning.

Didn’t quite land this 360.  See below…

I think I found my new wallpaper.

E.A. and I tried out the timer function on my new camera…  It works.

It takes 3 quick pictures like a photo booth…  Who knew?

Mica Heli Ski Trip: Day 4

January 27, 2010

Today was one of my favorite days skiing ever!  The My legs were still shot but I still had a great time.  Sunshine and great snow conditions.

E.A. and Ryan at lunch

The Mica lodge

Get to the Choppa!

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