Rogers Pass Appetizer

By:  Sam
April 1, 2011

The next morning, we awoke to clearer skies. Hoping for a full day of sunny touring for the first time in a very long time, we rushed out the door and headed for the trailhead.

See? Sunny-ish

As we neared the top of our four thousand foot climb through the trees, the clouds blew back in. James was not pleased.

Yup, it definitely looked like we were going to have to ski through some pea soup.

… or not.

Yup that doesn’t look too bad.

By this point, I was pretty ready for it to be my turn.


Well that frown sure turned itself over.

…. but WAIT, THERE’S MORE! (that first run was still far from over)

Then it got mellow

Reflecting on a line is a more dignified version of “the point”

Run number two was also awesome:

James’s turn

We skied until about four, hurried back out to the car, and on down to Revelstoke, where, just to add a little more absurdity to this trip, we ate some surprisingly good indian food before dosing up on coffee and heading west back to America.

At the border, we surrendered our oranges (???) to the guard and concluded our little adventure.

The only thing cooler than Rogers Pass… the super moon over Baker…

ok, not really, but I wanted to include that picture.

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  1. P
    wrote on April 1st, 2011 at 10:45 pm  
    • powhounddd
      wrote on April 2nd, 2011 at 9:27 am  

      that’s right. Say it like it is. BACON CHEDDAR… but wait? are there curds? No curds, its not actually poutine. Its then just fries with gravy and cheese.

      Oh and, great TR, looks like a great time!!

  2. Peter
    wrote on April 2nd, 2011 at 9:14 am  

    “are you here for work?” HA!
    good stuff guys

  3. Adrian
    wrote on April 3rd, 2011 at 12:11 am  

    Too bad you guys didn’t have more time, but looks like you were able to get the goods with the little time you had. Very nice, as always :)

  4. Savant Skis
    wrote on April 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm  

    great vid and diversion from the coming rain in the east – thanks

  5. Anonymous
    wrote on April 9th, 2011 at 9:48 pm  

    watch out for the cougar!!!

  6. Poobah
    wrote on April 14th, 2011 at 10:48 am  

    Nice. I was at Revelstoke that Mon-Wed, and Kicking Horse Thr-Fri (was deep snow all week). Driving through Rogers Pass was wondering what it would have been like up there… now I know!

  7. Anonymous
    wrote on April 14th, 2011 at 4:28 pm  

    Canada your third world neighbor? I know you’re just another ignorant American but I hope know that the world is counting down the days until the collapse of the ‘mighty’ USA.

    Stay home, poser.

    • Greg
      wrote on April 14th, 2011 at 6:13 pm  

      I’m willing to put a lot of money that Sam’s “third world” comment was meant as a joke. Sorry if it offended you. All Americans have no sense of humor (also a joke).

    • Sam
      wrote on April 15th, 2011 at 2:19 pm  

      canadians are always so touchy about the fact that americans don’t know anything about them…

    • colin_extreme
      wrote on April 18th, 2011 at 10:04 am  

      ligthen up dude. FIS obvi love us

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