Houseblend posts by Alle

Mt. Baker Roman Mustache - New Variation

After winter finally showed it's snowy face through most of February and March, a weather window opened and we were eager to take advantage of it. It was my first time up Mt Baker in March, so I was keen to make the trip happen.

Upon arrival, we met a group of seven people touring around Baker who had seen an avalanche rip off the N Face. Concerns arose, but we were confident we had a safe a fun itinerary lined up for a different side of the mountain.


Snowboarding All 7 Continents

"As the sunscreen seeped into our pores, a slight breeze wafted through the breathable mesh backpanels of our Osprey packs and the blazing, African sun beat down seemingly through our skin. It was 9:45 am on February 14th, and at an elevation of 6,500 feet, we started our six-hour trek from the Berber village of Imlil to the mountain hut, Les Mouflons de Toubkal—at an elevation of 10,500 feet, to officially ride and ski Africa."

G3 gear ambassador Sean Busby recently completed his goal of snowboarding all 7 continents. Congrats Sean. Way to keep the dream alive.


Don't Call It A Comeback

G3 athlete and junior engineer Bayden Hamilton has been grinning ear to ear this week since winter returned to BC with a vengeance. Here's his update below. (Main image skier Zanny Venner, photo by Bayden Hamilton)

Wowzaaaazzz, the tables have turned….


Dave & Dave In Search of Pow

Friends of G3 Dave Norona and Dave Silver were on the hunt for snow a few weeks back when it was incredibly hard to find. Considering the massive long-term high-pressure system that had been haunting most of the Western North America, we'd say they did pretty good. Can't wait to see what they get up to during this incredibly deep and snowy streak that BC is enjoying right now.


Kootenay Adventure & Gear Testing

It’s always a treat to go to Nelson, BC for the weekend. A nice short road trip and a boat ride from Revelstoke, and you find yourself in this great little community of keen skiers. This weekend lined up to be simply perfect for the annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival. The ingredients for the perfect trip recipe were simple; sunshine and powder, a ski mountaineering race, great company, and a shiny new gear set up from G3 (2014/15 ION binding on Synapse 92 skis).


Olympic Gold Medal Powder

If there's anyone we know who doesn't let good pow go to waste, it's Pat Mulrooney. He'll pack up the truck and drive to the ends of the earth for some quality turns, but luckily this weekend he didn't have to go beyond his backyard. Just outside his door, one of his favourite backcountry stashes got absolutely hammered with snow over the past 2 weeks. High quality turns awaited, but not until Canada was done claiming Gold in Olympic Hockey. In his photography blog he wrote: