"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.
If you've made it to the first sentence of this article, you've already seen more of Bret Shandro's rear end than you wanted or needed. We received a lot of inspiring and entertaining #G3ShowSkin posts this season, but Bret took the cake with this submission. Congratulations Bret, you're the lucky winner of this year's G3 Show Us Some Skin Contest!
Ski guiding can take you to some pretty wild places. G3 gear tester and ACMGA/IFMGA guide Marc Piché dropped us this trip report and photos from a recent work trip to Gudauri, Georgia. (All images by Marc Piché. All rights reserved).
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….
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.
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).
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:
I just woke up. I'm not sure how long I've been sleeping and dreaming, but for some reason I’m exhausted! It all started just after New Years. Packing all the ski toys in the smallest bags I could find, I made my way to Calgary en route to Lyon France. Leaving the -20 of Lake Louise to find warm and mild temps of the Alps was very heart warming. But there was no time for vactioning on this trip, I had races lined up every weekend for the 6 weeks that followed. Where to start?