Friday, October 21, 2011

Pemberton's alpine beach...

Last Saturday we celebrated Danielle's birthday by heading into one of our favourite sled ski zones in Pemberton. It was another spectacular fall day to be high in the alpine. The day started off with a brutal fire road mountain bike climb before we eventually found the trail that would take us to the alpine.

This area has one of the best vantages to check out Pemberton's lush valley below.

It won't be long before this is all covered with pow!

And after a great day in the mountains we headed back to Whistler and enjoyed some of Danielle's favourite hard to get nectars!  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Van Horlick snow hunting...

Thanks-giving long week-end Danielle and I decided to explore a new valley I'd been wondering about for a few years now. Winter was in the air and the first snow dustings were already beginning to leave their mark. This is by far one of my favourite times of the year. The transition is so defined. That night we biked and hiked in a little further to one of our favourite huts.

It won't be long now.....