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How to Start Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

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The call of the wild

Have you been daydreaming about a fantasy land, where powder is plentiful and deep, lift lines are non-existent and freedom is boundless? Well, why wait any longer to get out there!

With increasing crowds and steep lift ticket prices, it’s no wonder people are dropping into the backcountry. Whether you’re seeking endless pillow lines, meditative off-piste runs, or just another way to adventure with your pals—there’s something out there for everyone. Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Bravery/ Happiness/ Mountain Life/ Zesty Adventures

Plunging into Pain

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What’s my safe word?

As my body slipped into the ice cold water, it was as if I was stepping into another self. The bitter cold began to bite my skin as I got deeper and deeper, until I was up to my neck. Breathe, I told myself, calmly focusing my mind. My muscles contract and shivers run up my spine, as the cold switches to a pins and needles burning sensation; my nerves becoming confused. The temptation to tapout is calling my name. Continue Reading…

Meaning & Passion/ Mountain Life/ Zesty Adventures

Squamish: If you build it, they will ride

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Mountain life urban planning

I’m sure you can agree, at times it feels as though the world is spinning out of control, growth is happening faster than Brandon Semenuk ripping at Red Bull Rampage—And it feels like there’s nothing we can do about it.

For those of us who live in Squamish, this is our escape— into to the mountains. Squamish is our place of refuge, where no matter what is going on around us, a mountain is still a mountain. Where we can set off in solitude into the woods without technology or even a hint of the era we’re living in. This is our happy place. We must protect it.
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Bravery/ Meaning & Passion/ Mountain Life/ Zesty Adventures

Adventurepreneur: Create your lifestyle brand

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Create your lifestyle brand

How many of you often drift into a daydream at work, wishing you were riding your bike, surfing in Nicaragua or exploring the backcountry on your skis? Do you have a burning desire to create more financial and time freedom in your life?

If you’re like me, your drive to explore and adventure runs deep and is likely ingrained in your personality and consumes the majority of your thoughts. Guess what, sport is a lot like business. If you’re an athlete considering a leap into the entrepreneurial life, then read on! Because you’re already on the road to success. Continue Reading…