Here's my new "King of the mountain" pose...
...I was trying to compete with some of the locals for looking hard...
...or stupid (it's all in the eye of the beholder I guess):
The weather cleared up enough to get a few mountain snaps:
Looking down a run towards Fernie township in the valley:
And then it was through Banff National Park:
To get to Lake Louise, where the snow was much better:
We caught up with Mike and his mate James (from left to right, Pete, Ian, Matt, Cat-in-the-hat, Mike and James) which was fantastic, as Mike has worked the season at Lake Louise so he new all the sweet places to go to find powder:
Chilling out after a sweet day of skiing:
A nice photo I took on the way to the pub:
A drunk shot, showing how deep the powder was in places:
Salty, freaken himself out with the fear of avalanches rather than bears this time:
Me nipping around a tree run (I'm, hooked, tree runs kick ass)
And finally Mike at the top of a black diamond (on an easy run, normally he's nailing double black diamonds):
And that was the first week! No cat-skiing unfortunately, but we've got our fingers crossed for heli-skiing later on this week... stay tuned...
By Tony Baker: email