Aasgard: Ski Review

Aasgard by Coopskis hand crafted by Ben Sidor.   They have arrived fresh off the press literally 6pm, 7th March 2017 across the Pacific from Montana to Furano. Let’s get them mounted, cut the skins and get them ready for tomorrow, my last ski day in Japan this season. Weeks of planning, logistics and labour … More Aasgard: Ski Review

Skid to Ski

Heli skiing 9 May with Artic Heli and Acadia Mountain Guides somewhere near Dalvik… The snow line had receded in a record low snowfall season, and we were in search of some snow fun. The only option was to go high. According to the Troll of the Troll Peninsula, it had never been quite like … More Skid to Ski

3 is the Majik #

I had been looking forward to this trip with Rob and Buzz. They were already at the Sky bar in Asahikawa when I turned up. Over a beer, we soon established the theme of the coming week – Maximum RER (Reward to Effort Ratio). With the idea that we ski different locations to where Buzz had skied … More 3 is the Majik #

The Great Expectation

We were still waiting for snow, but it wouldn’t come for another three days. Our crew of four high calibre skiers and a solo snowboarder gathered in Asahikawa for the start of our trip. A welcomed mix of urbanism, restaurants and sky bar. Without any refreshment of the snow cover compounded with the recent wind event, expectation of … More The Great Expectation