Monday, January 25, 2010

Weekend in Fernie

This weekend was livened up with our first trip to Fernie. The infamous powder that Fernie is renowned for was unfortunately unable to be present for the weekend but on the whole it was great just to get out and about. Staying on the ski hill in a place with a hot tub was not too shabby either...

Team Kiwi (right) and team Canada (left)

No trip out to Fernie would be complete without stopping at Sparwood to marvel at one of the man-made wonders of the world, the Worlds Largest Truck. It indeed was a rather large truck.

This little thing?

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Lake O'Hara cross country skiing

Aleisha and I have really taken a liking to cross country skiing, so much so we went out and bought our own gear. Unfortunately there was a a bit of a stuff up with the shop we got our gear from and they ended up losing my boots. To compensate us they decided to give us the gear for FREE!
Our first trip out on our new kit was an overnighter to Lake O'Hara. The conditions were amazing with temperatures around -5 C and a foot of fresh powder on the ground.

Aleisha leading the expedition team on the 11km trip to the hut.

I think it will take us a while to get sick of the scenery here.

Our accommodation for the night, the Elizabeth Parker Hut.

Skiing across the lake.

The team

Stefan and Claire come to visit

The reason why we were so busy over Christmas was because Stefan and Claire came to visit. Since they love the outdoors just as much as we do, we tried to cram as many outdoor activities as possible into a week long holiday.

Riding the lift at Sunshine (our local ski hill). This was also our first experience in skiing when its -15 C.

Happy faces at the end of a hard days skiing.

Stefan and Claire trying out some cross country skiing.

Snow shoeing at Chester Lake.

Christmas catch up

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year (better late than never)

The Christmas break was pretty busy for Aleisha and myself so we didnt have a chance to update the blog. I had all four of my wisdom teeth out yesterday so I now have some free time to do some updates.