I could tell you about it, but I'd have to kill you: An update from G3 athlete Lars Andrews
We always knew Lars Andrews was a bad-ass. A super-strong alpine guide with roots at Whitecap Alpine, Lars grew up skiing and around the mountains. What we didn't know was that he may be some sort of bad-ass during the warmer season, secret-agent style—except he can't tell us anything about it. Producer of a reality TV series in the summer months—right—that's a good cover. OK, maybe we're reading a little much into it; regardless, it's reassuring to know Lars feels just like we all do about skiing when he gets back to his roots.
Here's his latest update, along with some sweet pics (looks deep out there!)After months of working on a top-secret project in the Tropics I am finally home. Crazy time. Unfortunately, I can't say too much about it. Other than it was HOT and HUMID—so humid, in fact, that I was getting a little moldy. While top secret might sound really cool, it comes with a lot of baggage and weird situations that are only interesting as stories, not as they are happening. So really, nothing beats calling BC home and the fact that winter was already pumping before I got back.Immediately upon landing in Vancouver I drove straight to the mountains and skied for eight days solid. Probably not the smartest thing to do, bills to pay, people to see, but I just needed to get into it. I was very happy to be breathing in the cold mountain air and washing my face with snow, clearing my head of all the previous wild and crazy months.
Lars Andrews 1I guess the reality is that the snow is where I really feel at home and that is the best way for me to get my feet back on the ground. Like a cold shower or like a deep sleep, it refreshes my mind and brings me back, sharp and happy, hopeful and joyful.My first few runs were amazing. Cold and Bluebird. I was so excited my hands were literally shaking! But I guess that is what happens every year. Pretty epic conditions to start, that only got better during the week when it began to snow, and snow and snow. Deep and cold. Pushing me into the trees for better visibility, where the true skiing lives, here is the essence of it all. And only a skier knows the feeling.
Lars Andrews 2I always love my first and last turns of the year the best - somehow those always stand out above the rest.