And yep..... this is why there has been a definite lack of blog updates this season [soz]
Well we're planning to make it up to you with some check-ins from around the world and some updates on comps, statuses and even injuries (more on that later)
So keep tuning in here and follow us on FB for some give-aways REAL SOON [promise]
First up : an update from CwS Coach Olivia Coates who is living it up in Japan this winter....
words by Olivia Coates
"Wanting to escape the norm of the Canadian ski fields; this winter I ventured to Japan for some iconic pow and a cultural change. Apprehensive at first, knowing not a single word of Japanese (except for the tourist go-to of konichiwa) I set out on an adventure that found me in a world away from home, (even though the time difference was a mere hour apart).
For 3 months I was based at Happo-one resort in Hakuba Japan. I taught snowboarding for Evergreen Ski School and when I managed to find some time away from teaching, travelled to get lost in nearby cities and new resorts.
The thing that lured me to Japan was the exceptional snow conditions that we’ve been hearing about for a few years now. It just so happened that the year I decided to make the trip, was the year of the worst snowfall in a decade or so. Seems fitting, my mother always said I was the sunshine child, too bad this title isn’t so good when you’re chasing winter!
Big smiles in Cortina trees! Up to my neck in white stuff!
The vending machine tells it all
My off snow adventures in Japan proved to be some of my greatest memories of the trip. Of course a trip to Japan wouldn’t be complete without spending at least 3 days in Tokyo. It’s a must, even if you’re the most diehard ski or snowboarder in the world!
The ordered chaos of The Scramble at Shubuya Crossing! (movie reference: Tokyo drift)
Masumoto Castle; where the samurai’s lived!
Tokyo’s handy map; a little too big to be handy, but a great size to shade you from the Japanese sun!
Dropping off of dam walls and getting lost in Happo’s trees.
Night jibs J
A friendly bunch of ski and snowboard instructors :P
See all you lovely ladies at the Chicks with Stix in Perisher! Make sure you yell out if you see me, I’m always up for some park laps with the girls!