Just returned home from Retallack, British Columbia, a few days ago. I went to B.C. with Gretchen for New Years, to seek out some powder because there is a huge shortage everywhere else! We definitely found some when we got there. Neither of us checked the weather beforehand and we ended up scoring. It snowed every night, at least 20 cm, and fresh snow everyday. It was unique for me and Gretchen to be on a trip where we weren’t shooting or competing, and it was definitely a cool vibe to just be shredding and enjoying the mountains.
The avalanche risk was high when we were there, every time I go on a backcountry trip I’m reminded how no matter how safe and cautious we are, we are always in the hands of Mother Nature, and she is powerful and sends reminders often. We had a great group of people there on the trip, everyone ripped. Not to mention quite a few of the people worked for Oakley, so I was in good hands if I fell and got snow in my goggles.
New years was a great time, filled with bonfires, shotskis, dancing, charades, and fire blowing! Great way to end a year and start off a new one!
Happy 2012 People!