It’s been a busy week – every day has been up early for lessons. Then head back for dinner followed by a either a technical session or out socialising – there’s usually some alcohol in the mix. The local ice hockey team are in the play-offs for the championship so the latest game was interesting, a few fisticuffs on the ice as they lost the latest in the best of 7. Apparently when playing some of the away games there’s more trouble in the crowd than on the ice. It’s currently standing at 3 wins apiece so tonights game is going to be a good one.
The week on the slopes has been good, lots of technique stuff, some of the higher impact stuff I’m having to forgoe as I’m still carrying an ankle injury. Sadly it didn’t stop me trying to land some jumps when we went back country hiking (outside the signed runs, no ski patrol or avalanche control) on the split boards a couple of days back. Weirdly the hiking itself was great fun, there’s a lot of banter going on. Avoid the tree wells the guide said, one of my housemates wasn’t listening and immediately planted himself in one of them. The concern shown by the entire group was touching i.e. none, it was just a plain camera moment. It took him a good 5 minutes to extricate himself
It’s odd how a weekend off the slopes is now something to really look forward to, though one of my housemates is going to try and teach me to ski this afternoon. Having legs that can go in different directions on skis seems like something that nature didn’t intend.
You’ll see in one of the pics the crime-wave currently hitting Fernie, in the local newspaper there`s an article detailing that a pane of glass has been broken…