SPRING ON THE SLOPES

I can’t even begin to tell you all how excited I am to be headed to the Island on Thursday after work. My mom is headed to Dawson Creek to meet my niece, so it’s just going to be me, my aunt and Charley all weekend.

I can’t lie – more than anything I’m excited to make the drive on Friday afternoon to Duncan to visit Jordy’s foster home and meet the little guy. For those that haven’t been keeping up-to-speed, I’m in the process of applying to adopt a rescue dog, and after a month of hoop jumping, I finally get to meet him. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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While many of you will be chowing down on turkey or ham this weekend, I know there are many others who’d rather take advantage of the amazing late snowfall that’s graced the slopes of the Comox Valley’s Mt. Washington Alpine Resort.

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Photo: Tony Radomi/Mt. Washington Alpine Resort

With a mid-mountain base still well over 200cm and warm sunshine, it’s hard to resist those conditions. Easter Weekend is packed full of fantastic and fun events, starting with the Save-On-Foods Dummy Downhill this Saturday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Dummies are designed with painstaking precision and are created with one ultimate goal in mind: make the crowd go wild! To achieve this goal, dummies must fly down the hill in as straight a line as possible. If successful, they will eventually make it to a massive kicker where huge air is unequivocally inevitable. Then, with luck, an explosion of epic proportions will happen inducing an equally epic roar from the crowd!

Dummies are judged on overall artistic impression, hang-time and of course crowd noise.

If dummies aren’t your thing, perhaps freezing your ass off is! On Easter Sunday the resort hosts the Barq’s Slush Cup, a long-time crowd favourite.

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Photo: Mt. Washington Alpine Resort

All that needs to be said about the Slush Cup is the following:

  • downhill
  • maximum speed
  • a pit of slushy water so cold it hurts
  • Get the picture? Thought so.

    Don’t forget – Mt. Washington has an extended season and will be open weekends until the end of April! To find out more about registering for these and other events – including the brand spanking new Undie 500 – visit the Mt. Washington events calendar.

    P.S. I’ve had a new Twitter account for the last two months, so if you’re not already following me (or used to follow my old account), get on that now!

    7 Comments on “SPRING ON THE SLOPES

    1. Oh, what breed is Jordy? I remember you had a hard time choosing. That’s exciting.

    2. Hopefully I’ll be somewhere in the mountains skiing as well. :)

      Make sure you take lots pics of Jordy and post them on here.

    3. @Tawcan – I can’t do that… I don’t want to get ahead of myself, so I won’t be taking or posting any photos of Jordy until if/when I bring him home. The deal isn’t sealed just yet.

    4. jazzed for you and jordy and your weird mountain hobby, cheering you on from snowpantslessland.

    5. What kind of dog did you decide on? I can’t wait until I’m in a bigger place and can get a bigger dog.

      Have fun this weekend…me, I’ll be working allll weekend. yay.

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