When a fall on a historically GIANT day at Mavericks feels like being struck by lightning! This wave may have given me the most electric beating I have ever had. The initial impact from the wave on this fall is the closest thing to what I imagine it feels like getting struck by lightning. An extremely VIOLENT surge of energy!
As you might be aware all Vail Resorts are requiring reservations before skiing and riding, including Whistler Blackcomb. What doesn’t need a reservation are the backcountry trails up behind my house and towards the peak of Rainbow Mountain.
Howler is an infamous trail in Whistler that ascends on the north Flank trail, exposed with amazing views across the valley to the resorts. The are a couple ways to access it, but that is not the issue. In the winter the markers are removed which makes losing the trail a near certainty. To help me find the right way down I split up the trail, managing to stay more or less in the correct path.
Skypark is Southern California’s premier bike park that is open YEAR ROUND!! The bike park is located inside Santa’s Village in Skyforest, CA. The bike park is a pedal service (i.e., no lift….you get to pedal yourself to the top) park that has riders ripping up their trails everyday that they are open. It doesn’t matter how cold it is, there are always people there shredding. The bike park does close temporarily when there is too much snowfall for safe riding but fortunately, that is a rare occurrence for them to be closed for more than a week at a time.