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A little story from Whistler...

CANADA | Thursday, 8 April 2010 | Views [447]


Just a quicky from our trip to Whistler that I didn't write up the other day because I was struggling to keep my eyes open.

You know how me and mossy pretend to be super rad and totally tubular sick snowboarders? Well, that's not exactly true. We learnt to board two weeks before we set off so we are very much beginners.

And we learnt a hard lesson up in Whistler.

We'd spent the morning with Ross who's a qualified instructor. He looked after us, took us down some nice easy green runs and few light blues. Nothing too taxing. In the afternoon he'd left us to board by himself for a while so Me and Mossy decided to stick to green runs just to make sure we were safe and could get some good practice in without having to worry too much.

We saw signs for a delightful little green run called "Bear Cub". Awwww. How cute. Yeah, we headed for it. As you can imagine, we got freaking lost. We had to get off our boards walk for like 25 minutes because we ended up totally off course. We finally picked up our run about half way down, and in our excitement we strapped up and set off downhill. Without checking the maps or signs. Oops.

We'd boarded about 600m down before realising there was a disticnt lack of people and ton of bleeding trees and ice. Two words: Black. Run.


We'd missed our turning and headed down a black run called "Bear's Claw". Not so cute. We only had one option: carry on - heading back was impossible because it was almost vertical. Oooopps.

What should have been a 30minute green run ended up being a 2 hour slog down a black. Oh well, we survived, and we learnt a valuable lesson. Boom!

Tune in next time to find what happened when we JOINED THE LIBRARY AND GOT SAFEWAY CLUB CARDS!

Exciting stuff.

Stay cool,

Dan and Moss.

Tags: snowboarding, whistler

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