One simple question

I absolutely love this short (behind-the-scenes) clip from Sweetgrass Production’s 2012 release, SOLITAIRE. Check it out!

On The Road Episode IX – Skiing the Void from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.



Be mindful of how you behave towards other people.

Particularly in conversation — concentrate on listening and engaging rather than letting your mind wander or thinking ahead to what you are going to say next.

Stay in the moment.

You’ll be amazed by how much better the communication will be.

–From “The Little Book of Mindfulness” edited by Tiddy Rowan


Girls…Skiing…in Chile

What three things could be better? Check out this fun edit from Alex Riedman’s trip to Chile last year. She ended up 5th at the Chilean Freeskiing Championships and certainly found some of the sweetest spots in the Southern Hemisphere. Nice work Alex!

Alex Riedman Chile Ski Trip 2013 from Alex Riedman on Vimeo.


World Cup

Have you been watching the World Cup? Hard to avoid it! I couldn’t believe what I saw with the Uruguay-Italy game today…Did you know about this guy Saurez? I had heard people talk about him biting other players, but I never dreamt I would watch it live! There it was, he totally bit another player! Anyways, I laughed out loud when I saw this meme about him. Looking forward to the USA-Germany game on Thursday!

Here is a video of him biting a Chelsea defender’s arm during the Premiere League season.


Countdown to Winter!

Happy Solstice! Now that we have made the turn into the summer season, it’s all downhill from here to Winter! What do you do to stay in shape during the summer?
superior summit


Flashback Friday

I love how everyone uses #’s like #TBT and #FlashbackFriday and, umm, a myriad of others, to be able to have an excuse to post old photos. Here are some of my favorite old photos I’ve just come across recently!

Like this photo below. It was cool to realize I was on a poster at Nevados de Chillán in Chile!

nevados poster

What about that one time when my family built my brother a mushroom-cultivating lab?
And we cleaned a bunch of garlic that he grew. It was so boring! (Jim, my stepdad on the left, and my mother)
Getting to meet Mike Douglas at the Banff Film Festival was so rad! He is one of my favorite skiers of all time and the way he has stayed connected to the ski industry and culture is really inspiring.
Rowing a boat in the Grand Canyon!
Hiking through Old Growth Forest with my brother and Estelle in Revelstoke.

le bois d'inspiration

le bois d’inspiration

Ok! That’s enough nostalgia. Back to #LIVINGINTHEPRESENT
But old photos are fun!! Have a great weekend!

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Happy Monday!

A little wisdom for your new week ahead from the ancient poet, Rumi

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.




This photo was taken on April 15, 2012. The ski lines you can see are from the participants of the first ever SheJumps Alpine Finishing School. The line is called Solitude and it is on the Justice glacier. The 2013 Alpine Finishing School group also got to ski this line, but they are literally the last people to ever lay tracks down it. Due to warming temps and a rainy summer, the crevasses are now too large and dangerous to navigate, making this a moment for the history books. I hope that the historical (and embarrassingly tardy) landmark decision for the EPA to impose limits on carbon pollution will help us to curb this change! @shejumps #actonclimate follow me on instagram @freelance_girafficorn


Alpine Finishing School 2014 Video

Here is a sweet little edit from SheJumps Web Editor and 2014 AFS participant Cristy Watson about her trip to the Selkirks this year!


3rd Annual SheJumps Alpine Finishing School

Selkirk LodgeThe Selkirk Lodge in all her glory.

P1150062View of the lodge from down below.

P1150306Our lead guide, Diny Harrison–the first Canadian woman to become an internationally certified mountain guide (IFMGA). She is so awesome!! Words do not do justice to how amazingly fierce, strong, and independent this woman is. She is also wildly hilarious!

P1150239In keeping with the badass female theme, here I am with Grania Devine (left), the founder of the Selkirk lodge and her amazing sister and partner-in-crime…Reinet Shaw! Thanks ladies for letting us into your lodge for an unforgettable week.

P1150259The view while cooking for 16 people over the course of 7 days.

P1150262And the corner view!

P1150258Getting up early to put the coffee on did have its perks. Justice Peak.

P1150250Another view of the Justice glacier to the looker’s left of the picture above. This line was skied by the first and 2nd Alpine Finishing Schools, but due to a warm, wet summer last year, it will likely never be skied again until all the ice has melted. How intense to visibly see the effects of climate change so close at hand.

P1150275The west face of the Virtue mountain just outside of the Selkirk Lodge.

P1150284The group on top of Paradise mountain, before we skied down some perfectly soft powder snow!

P1150293There was lots of this during the week. Love it!

P1150120The Albert Glacier.

P1150189An ice cave that we danced in front of for about an hour. Literally!

P1150307Lines down “Cowboy” off the Justice glacier on our last day, Friday April 25th, 2014. Twas epic!!!