The skiing season has started really strong. After the great snow at Crystal Mountain few weeks ago, I went to Whistler for the weekend with Tini and Nuno. We also met my very good friends (and usual skiing buddies when I go to Whistler… they practically live there in the winter :-) Theoni and Simran. Simran (yes, I still owe him $5 for taking his top off in the snow at the end of last season) is an amazing skier! I think I just had a breakthrough in my overall slalom style when coming down black diamonds as a result of a tip he gave me.
The first day was absolutely amazing. Great snow and great weather. The second day was wet :-( It rained so we didn’t ski all that much but we still had fun chatting.
Tini, Nuno, and I also explored a couple of bars. It wasn’t as busy as usual but I guess it’s only the start of the season.
Simran and Theoni at the top of Blackcomb.
With Nuno at the top of Blackcomb.
Following Nuno with my camera as he was skiing down. Then up the mountain again.
It was a gorgeous day (the back of the Blackcomb mountain)
Before the last run of the day (facing towards the village).
Out and about at Whistler village. We HAD to go to the Longhorn saloon since Tini was part of the marketing team of the Windows version with that codename :-) I am not going to say what I am doing with the melted chocolate and the spoon :-)
And here’s a video of me skiing down with my iPhone in my hands (and yes, falling after hitting Nuno’s skis :-) There is another good clip but I do not have permission from Tini to post it :-))) This was taken on Sunday, so visibility and conditions were not great :-(