Keeping it Real in the Backyard (Mt Seymour)
Always keen to get out there no matter how big or small the adventure is, the Traslins brothers are well known for keeping it real. That explains how they can bag a new line on Mt Baker then still have fun lapping Mt Seymour in their backyard on an early winter's morning. Mike just checked in with just such a tale...
Do not be fooled by the name or size of Seymour Mountain. Most people envision kids, beginner skier's and snowboarder's (pants falling past there knees), rope tows and super old chairs. It is also one of the first places my father took me to ski (once to be exact). "His response; What is dis, it is too flat"... with a strong European accent. Lets just say after that I learned to ski on Grouse Mountain.
Years later, when on limited time I find myself back at Seymour for Dawn Patrols. After 20 years of skiing the backcountry of Seymour, it feels like I have skied every chute I could find and all the nook and crannies in between. I lost count how many bullet proof ice days I have had, and basically every kind of conditions you can think of.
Looking back now I have realized Seymour has kept me in shape for skiing all over the world and parts I still dream of. Do not believe the hype of the Big resorts (Okay they are pretty good)...Just get out there, have fun and do it..
"If it is good enough for Wayne Wong it is good enough for me" (Legendary freestyle skier who taught skiing at Mt Seymour)