That’s how we would describe our first winter in the van (2017/2018). Wherever the storm was, we would go for it! As much as we had fun doing this, the truth is that involves A LOT of driving; and we’d rather be riding than driving… On top of that, backcountry skiing is very different than mountain biking. Exploring new mountain biking zones is easy enough: open Trailforks and follow the trail! For backcountry skiing, it generally gets better the more you know the area. And it’s safer as well because you know the history of the snowpack, and, therefore, you can make smarter decisions.
PARK AND WAIT.
That was the strategy for this winter! We decided to rent an apartment in Revelstoke and wait for the storms to come to us. With a world-class resort (Revelstoke Resort) at less than a 10 minute drive and a world-class backcountry area (Rogers Pass) at a 45 minute drive, in retrospect, it was an excellent idea! We loved it here. Here is how it went:
Swivel -> Suit Up -> RIDE! The feeling of putting our boots on with the heater blowing on our feet just doesn’t get old, we still LOVE IT after all these years! (see our swivel seat review here: faroutride.com/swivels-review)
Earn your turns.
At the top.
Leave your trace.
I decided to give skiing a shot this winter. Turns out both snowboarding and skiing are fun in their own way! I think nothing beats the feeling of surfing on perfect powder, but skiing is more fun in “all-around” conditions.
It’s my 40th birthday today and to make sure I don’t get time to search for the meaning of life, I woke up super early, went on an all-day adventure, and had just enough wine & cheese fondue to fuse with the couch. All of that with the person I love the most. I can’t think of a better way to spend the day!
Back to Vanlife.
It’s warming up, days are getting longer, and deep powder is getting scarce… It’s time to go back to #vanlife, get our bikes ready, and ride some dirt!
That's it for now!
We’re still not sure what’s our next move at the time of writing this, so stay tuned on Facebook or Instagram to get the latest updates: