Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Our Very Own Suit Du Jour

Spring skiing is in the air, and so is the wonderful fashion that comes with it. Katie, Kate, Matthew, Tim and Will hit up Sunshine (booo!) on Cinco de Mayo for some more mid-season conditions. We got bored early though as it is Sunshine after all.

One of Sunshine's redeeming qualities, beautiful setting.

Our very own Suit du Jour, in front of Delerium Dive
Now those are some HOT pants

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I Can't Believe It's Not Mid-Season

And I also can't believe it's not butter! The Kates and Matthew met up with Tim and Will at Louise last Saturday for the best end of season skiing any of us had ever seen.
After waiting in an exceedingly long line for the gondola and riding half way up the mountain we were still a little nonchalant about the day. Then we started to see the snow! There was six inches of fresh powder sitting on the top half of the mountain! We had some great runs off the summit into the Whitehorn gullies, getting fresh tracks and face shots on April 28!!!
They finally opened Brownshirt in the afternoon and we were eager to get over there for some fresh tracks. Well, having been sun-baked all morning while it was closed left all that beautiful-looking snow a little crusty. There were a number of wipe outs but in good fun... everyone on the run was laughing it up as they had expected something so great and then were falling all over the place.
After lunch we hit up Meadowlark for some really good runs. It was closed due to lack of snow, but we poached it anyway (as I said, nothing like poaching a blue run!) It was so fast and untouched, we killed ourselves laughing both times.
The last run of the day saw us all giving the puddle at the bottom of the hill a run for it. Will went first, then myself, and then Katie. And that's where things went astray. She did a stupendous face plant in the middle of the huge puddle, to the cheers and applause of a few hundred onlookers! To make matters even funnier she lost her ski and had to wade around in the shin-deep water for a few minutes looking for it. Tim and Matthew followed soon after and both decided to be good guys and not splash her. We all wish they had.
All in all, fantastic day! It was possibly last day at Louise in a really long time and I couldn't have asked for anything more. Great friends, great laughs and great skiing, that's what it's all about!

Suits du Jour... literally

Look at all that snow!

They're not Bitches, but they're on skis! Will and Tim were great ski buddies for the day!

Great shot of Katie and Matthew and the back side of Louise

Katie just finishing up her swim
Tim enjoying the beer out here

All smiles at the end of a great day, and season!

Monday, April 23, 2007

It's Spring!

And the bitches are out in full force! The Kates and Matthew hit the slush/powder at Louise on Sunday. Well, Matthew did 3 runs, had pizza and then slept in the car all afternoon. The skiing was pretty good, the conditions were really variable but there was lots of good stuff to be had and nobody on the hill. Even with very little crowd, spring skiing tends to bring out the best in outfits and we managed to capture a few suits du jour for our readers.
The intention was to put together a nice video for the day, but filming stopped after one addition to the blooper reel. Warning, the video you are about to see is graphic, but nobody was seriously injured so laugh away.

Katie working on her 360

He says he did it, but there's no proof

Matthew and Katie

One heck of a onesie

Well, it's jeans, and that's just funny

Monday, March 19, 2007

Best Ski Weekend EVER!!!

The Kates and Matthew finally went to lovely Golden, BC on the March 10th - 11th weekend to ski Kicking Horse. Due to a mud slide the road to Golden was closed on Friday night so the team spent the night in Banff and headed out early Saturday morning for the rest of the drive. The highway had opened at midnight so it was clear sailing.

Saturday was an overcast but warm day. In typical Kicking Horse style, even though there wasn't much for new snow, there were fresh tracks to be had. Late in the day it started to snow a bit, which in town was rain. As the evening wore on the rain picked up, so...

Sunday was incredible! 20+ cm overnight and it puked all day. We got fresh tracks all day and face shots on every turn. There were stashes of thigh-deep powder even at the end of the day! We all agreed that it was our best ski day ever.

Ze Suit du Jour

Our "secret stash"... can't tell you where it is though
"It's fuckin' fun!"

"Look at how stupid I can look in a picture"

Katie drying out/thinking she's on a toilet???

Matthew's awesome hair

Sunday, January 07, 2007

The BOS Girls are Back!

The Kates hit Lake Louise for an absolutely amazing day yesterday! With 6 cm of new powder, most of which was blown into the back bowls, the conditions were superb. It would have been perfect had it been sunny, instead it continued to snow all day. And you know what that means... tree skiing!

We managed to get first tracks on the E-R Face, an area that is rarely open. We don't know for sure, but have a feeling that they opened it just before we got to it in the afternoon. There were stashes of untouched, knee-deep powder and I got my very first legitimate "face-shots."

Late in the afternoon we hit the Ptarmigan Chutes and got more fresh powder. Since it has been so long since we have posted on the BOS site, we took some video here for your viewing pleasure.

In the Ptarmigan Lift line we ran into a couple of Katie's friends and finished our last run of the day with them. Good times were had by all. My muscles were so exhausted that pushing in the clutch on the way home was painful!

BOS Girl Katie

BOS Girl Kate

The BOS Girls go EXTREME!

New BOS recruits!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Photo docutmentation of the afore-mentioned incident

As eluded to in the comment section of the previous post, I had a little incident in the parking lot at Kicking Horse. We were leaving on Sunday, all of the skiing behind us with, surprisingly, very little carnage to speak of in the Kate department. I am somewhat famous for spectacular wipe-outs/face-plants/tree-hugs, but this weekend I had kept it to a minimum... only one face-plant and one tree-hug! So there I am, walking to the car, singing very obnoxiously loudly to Stairway to Heaven, which was playing on the loud-speaker. All of the sudden, BAM! I was on my face with my skis coming down and landing on the back of my head. Apparently it looked pretty nasty because nobody laughed until I did. Anyway, a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll shut up and let it do the talking...

Thursday, March 23, 2006

So you Girls think you're skiers?

This is a forward I got today. It sounds like a good training regime for next year's season. It'll get us used to the variable Alberta weather we so wilingly choose to ski in and the ever inflating cost of a ski ticket. Enjoy!

The ski season is finally here. This list of exercises will help you get ready...
- Visit your local butcher and pay $30 to sit in the walk-in freezer for
half an hour. Afterwards, burn two $50 dollar bills to warm up.
- Soak your gloves and store them in the freezer after every use.
- Fasten a small, wide rubber band around the top half of your head
before you go to bed each night.
- If you wear glasses, begin wearing them with glue smeared on the
- Throw away a hundred dollar bill - RIGHT NOW!
- Find the nearest ice rink and walk across the ice 20 times in your ski
boots carrying two pairs of skis, accessory bag and poles. Pretend you
are looking for your car. Sporadically drop things.
- Place a small but angular pebble in your shoes, line them with crushed
ice, and then tighten a C-clamp around your toes.
- Buy a new pair of gloves and IMMEDIATELY THROW ONE AWAY!
- Secure one of your ankles to a bedpost and ask a friend to run into
you at high speed.
- Go to McDonald's and insist on paying $8.50 for a hamburger. Be sure
you are in the longest line.
- Clip a lift ticket to the zipper of your jacket, get on a motorcycle
and ride fast enough to make the ticket lacerate your face.
- Drive slowly for five hours - anywhere - as long as it's in a
snowstorm and you're following an 18-wheeler.
- Fill a blender with ice, hit the pulse button and let the spray blast
your face. Leave the ice on your face until it melts. Let it drip onto
your clothes.
- Slam your thumb in a car door and don't bother to go see a doctor.
* Repeat all of the above every Saturday and Sunday until you're ready
for the real thing!