Christmas Adventures: Peak of Christmas

Did I go to Grouse Mountain or step into a scene of a Christmas movie, that was the question I kept asking myself as I wandered through the Peak of Christmas. Whoever did the decorations for this, nailed it. As if the scenery up on Grouse Mountain isn’t amazing enough, the Peak of Christmas took it to a whole other level. It really looked like a scene of North Pole straight out of a movie. By far my favourite part was the Light Walk. I’m going to try to describe it but this does not even do it justice, it’s really something you just have to see for yourself. They decorated a path with all white lights. It was like walking through an enchanted forest. In some areas the lights were scattered and simple and in others you were surrounded by nothing but white lights. The tunnel made out of lights at the beginning is so beautiful that my friend was convinced it will be a marriage proposal hotspot –... ...

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Nov 12, 2013 0

Y2Play Pass Holders SAVE NOW!

Are you aY2Play Pass holder like me? You’ve got until November 30 to enjoy a sweet deal on all Snowboard and Ski Camps at Grouse Mountain if you are! I was lucky enough to win my Y2Play pass in the Golden Ticket contest. Check out my video entry and let’s all pray Grouse comes up with another stellar contest as good as this one was for next season. In the meantime, book before November 30 and SAVE 20% on all camps. Click HERE to book now. See you up Grouse, Steph ...

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The doomsday arrival of endless darkness has finally descended upon us as we shift into the ‘the waiting period’ we currently linger in – at least on the Wet Coast. For outdoor adventure junkies this time of the year can be a rather dark and gloomy pre-season phenomenon – which we all happen to share in common.  Therefore, in this shared time of darkness let me shed come light on the bright side of the calm before the snow. Snowshoes, skis, boards, skates and gear are all top of mind to all of us right about now and although we’re ready to rock the trails and the mountains…the snow has yet to ‘officially’ arrive.  You’ve already hit the pre-season clinics, the gear swaps, trained your body in pre –season bootcamps but still you wait. We all wait – for the green light that enough snow has finally landed to officially declare the new season a ‘go’.  The moment in time when we no longer wait and we can actually go play... ...

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Oct 11, 2013 0

You Can Be My Hero3

  Nothing beats a sporty life filled with adventure. Wrong. Nothing beats a sporty life filled with adventure with a GoPro. It’s the easiest most advanced way to capture, edit, flaunt, share and relive your latest and greatest adventures. For those of us who shy away from advanced technology, GoPro is simple to use, versatile and fun. Once you’ve made the decision to make a small investment in the hottest specialty camera on the market, the next step is to decide which edition to purchase.  Consider how you will use the camera, how much you want to spend and in what elements to plan to shoot.  The Hero3 comes in 3 editions, White, Silver and Black. White is the most basic and inexpensive while Black offers the professional quality and extensive options for extreme sports shooting. Let’s zoom in on the GoPro HERO 3 Silver Edition which retails for approximately $299.  The Silver Edition comes complete with waterproof housing, rechargeable Li-ion battery, QR buckle, J-Hook buckle, 3-way pivot, 1 curved and 1 flat... ...

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Breathe – Fresh Mountain Air!

When you put Yyoga on top of Grouse Mountain what do you get? An outdoor adventure tossed salad you must to treat yourself to this summer! If you missed it last year – it’s back….every Saturday morning. Get up and crank yourself with java – and get to the top of the Grind for the FREE 45 minute Yyoga class starting at 10am. There is nothing quite like starting your summer morning with FREE yoga on top of a mountain after charging your bootie 2.9 kms up the 30 degree vertical ascent. No need to bring a mat –Kat and Heather from Yyoga will hook you up and Grouse will spoil you with the rest. Class starts at 10am. Bring your camera and water and if you really must tram it up instead of grinding before the class – you can. But instead, double your fun and double your adventure by grinding your way up first. See you Saturdays on Grouse for a FREE outdoor YYoga class now through August... ...

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