Finally! Some fresh snow.
There has been a lack of snow with very little, if any, since the beginning of January. So when the forecast called for a storm passing through with significant snowfall I headed for the hills.
A short slideshow from a series of stills shot over the holidays in Whistler, British Columbia.
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The second annual Whistler Longboard Festival took place July 15, 2012 at the Whistler Sliding Centre. The course is 1.6km, drops 300 metres and includes seven hairpin turns. Riders leave the start gate in groups of six, tucking to gain speed and trying to stay low and in control as they slide around corners. (more…)
What’s to like about it?
The warm and long days of summer give way to the dark and wet mornings of Autumn. It’s no wonder November is dreaded. For cyclists, November marks the end of the season. For skiers and snowboarders, November can’t pass fast enough.
In a place like Whistler where the town is always full of outdoor enthusiasts and tourists, November marks a time of calmness. It’s as though the mountains are saying, “Soon, my friend”. It’s void of the usual mayhem.
This slideshow of stills captured in early November in Whistler illustrates The Shunned Season.
I discovered that it’s actually a great time to enjoy the outdoors – without the usual mountain bike or skis. Instead, I enjoyed it while looking through my camera with eyes wide open.