Monday, February 17, 2014

Style on the slopes

Our little family just spent the weekend in the interior BC Rockies where we had to split our riding time between two awesome mountains, Kicking Horse and Revelstoke, due to avalanche road closures. Thanks to the greatest father in law who joined us, our little guy had some grampy bonding time to give mommy and daddy a chance get out on our snowboards.

The point of this post is simply to share a three observations I noticed at both places...

1) Almost everyone (95-98%) wore helmets!! Great to see people riding and skiing responsibly. Even 4-5 years back, quite a large crowd were still, like..uh.. too cool to wear proper head gear! Or maybe they are still lurking around Sunshine & Lake Louise, closer to Calgary where we used to go? who knows?

2) If you are on a mission to have a snowboarding jacket or pants to stand out so that your riding partners can spot you from a mile away... never fear being bold. There is always someone sporting something more brighter and ostentatious, and they are still so cool. The most rad plaids are perfect for the hills! My age-old teal was fairly neutral in comparison. And with the Sochi Olympics going on, we saw lots of Team Canada jerseys. Bright with pride!

3) Gone are the days where Burton snowboards have a monopoly slope side. Don't get me wrong, I used to be a Burton girl head to toe. They make great gear. However, we noticed every second rider was strapping into Lib Tech or Gnu... everywhere we turned. Hurray for the little Mervin worker elves in Washington who still hand-make every single board! My hubby has a Lib TRS, my bro has a T-rice and I have a Gnu B Street from a couple seasons ago. We have no shame in being sheep in this sense. Baaaahhh...

That's just my 3 pennies worth... if you haven't been to Kicking Horse or Revelstoke, I'd recommend Revy because the snow was just sooooo fluffy I could die!! *Copyright "Despicable Me"*

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