Epic Adventure!

We just returned from our epic backcountry ski adventure in the Selkirk Mountains. Words can’t describe the magnificent alpine scenery we got to enjoy every day … and in glorious sunshine except from maybe one morning of overcast skies. The skiing was fantastic, and after a bit of time to get my “ski legs” back…

An active 2013

Okay so it took me a while to post ALL my 2013 training and racing pictures … but better late than never. I noticed that I hadn’t posted the shots from the Cutthroat Classic (a favourite of mine, over Cutthroat Pass in the North Cascades, WA), a race that once again blew me away with…

The Maritimes

What an amazing trip it has been! If you have not had the chance to visit the far eastern side of Canada, it truly is worth whatever distance you have to travel to get there. We only just scratched the surface with our 3-week trip and have many more things to see. Newfoundland was our…

Lotsa Riding

We have been clicking off the kilometres on the bike: First another Golden Triangle in the Rockies, cycling from Lake Louise to Radium to Golden and back to Lake Louise (320km). The weather cooperated, and the scenery just gets more spectacular every year. Then this past weekend we joined the annual Century Ride in Armstrong…

Montana & Idaho

Last week I returned from three weeks of road-tripping through Montana and Idaho, catching up with friends and hiking every day. Yes, every day, first in the hills around Missoula and then in Sun Valley, Idaho. The vistas were spectacular and I took quite a few pictures that are now posted in the Gallery. Check…

Finally the Winter 2013 pictures!

My apologies for the long delay posting the New Year’s pictures. Somehow the semester started off very busy, and we only just finished the skate ski season. So here is your winter treat: pictures from our New Year’s in Winthrop, as well as a mix of pictures from other adventures this past winter (click the text…

Skate Ski Suisse Style

SkateSkiSuisse-002You probably would have guessed that I would spend at least a day skate skiing while here in Europe 🙂 I did … today … Suisse style! While we typically drive to our ski destination in Canada, I decided to use train and bus today to get into

the Swiss Alps. No worries about road conditions, stress-free travels, and about as fast as driving. One can read, enjoy the scenery, go to the bathroom, chat with the locals. So here is how this worked:SkateSkiSuisse-006

Christmas in the Old World

For the first time in 12 years, I will be spending Christmas in Germany. I certainly need to see my new nephew but also surprised my mom for her birthday on December 13. It was so much fun, watch this video to see her reaction … we have been laughing our heads off about it…

Ready to ski!

It was the first day of skate skiing on Saturday. It feels so good to be back on the skis! Gorgeous sunshine, great conditions and of course fun company. The break between the last cycle and the first ski always seems too long. I’m hoping to ski A LOT this winter; it’s just the perfect…