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Forecast Ski Magazine’s True North BC – Episode 3: Paleo Peak & Hudson Bay Mountain

Forecast Ski Magazine’s True North BC – Episode 3: Paleo Peak & Hudson Bay Mountain


[MUSIC PLAYING] The day that we
spent out in Paleo was definitely a
highlight for me. It was probably one
of my favorite days in a long, long time. In what seems like a bit
of a theme in the north about just that
community connection, Dave gives us a call
and says that he’s got a friend who happens
to be a pilot with an AStar at his house at this moment. So he says that he’s got
this opportunity for us to go up to this Paleo
Peak a little bit north of town, another spot that
he had never been to before. We noticed from our first
day out in the mountains this huge peak in the distance. What is that? And it just happens that
we also have enough room to bring Brad along. So it’s this awesome opportunity
to bring both the people that were showing us around
in both communities and do something that all
of us had never done before. [MUSIC PLAYING] Excitement was high, for sure. It was kind of the
culmination of all the spots that we had hit and had
gotten everyone together. And we had just kind of
our pick of the terrain. That day, we got to ski some
kind of amazing bigger north facing lines, as well as
skate some nice cruising corn down some south facing
glaciers, and then even some stuff off the
north side, skiing down behind some big ice
and some big rock. Yoohoo! [MUSIC PLAYING] I felt like we were
almost on another planet. There was a rock that’s
not normally kind of our Smithers sort of rock. The views were stunning,
and it was pretty cool. You were able to lay down these
massive big GS race turns. It was exciting to participate,
but I was equally excited just to watch. We skied this little zone
at the end of the trip that Anna had spotted from the
helicopter earlier that day. Getting to see that last
run with the athletes was super cool, and I
know Brad enjoyed it. Shed its light on
the face, and yeah, we ripped it and heard the
cheers from Brad and Dave like I don’t know,
hundreds of meters away. So that was a pretty
cool end to the trip. Woo-hoo! [MUSIC PLAYING] I won’t say I could hear
Brad while I was skiing, but I could hear him enough
that it was ingrained in my head that I knew I was
making a turn there, and I would just be like,
Brad’s probably going woo, yeah! Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo! Yeah, the guy just makes
you want to go skiing. Woo-hoo! Yeah, charging
down through there. And just to have us all together
in those last few hours, it was just a great time. You have Brad skiing
down the hill, hooting and hollering
the entire time. Yeah, buddy. And you know, we just–
we didn’t want it to end. And he’s out. So on our last day,
we ended up meeting up with the snowboarders. We’d all kind of went up to
northern British Columbia together and then went on
our own separate journeys, and it was great to meet
back up and just see how everything had gone. I heard you guys caught
a bunch of crabs. Oh, yeah One huge crab. It was super fun
to trade stories from the last two weeks. And then we all went up
the Hudson Bay mountain and got to kind of make
some laps together and then ultimately race in the
skier boarder cross which the mountain was hosting. I haven’t done a
Skiercross since I was 14. I get nervous by all
the people around me. Number one, baby. Yeah, we got the holeshot
Beau was in the lead, and I just managed to pass
him, last gate on the inside. Well, the first
race, I got to say I was really surprised to see
how fast the boarders were out of the gate. They were quick. And Raisman ended up
winning the first round, and that kind of made me think
I had to really step my game up here and ride a cleaner line. I’m not going to let these
snowboarders beat the skiers. So that took us
into the round 2. Very, very respectable
effort from the boarders, but you know, the
skiers came out on top. Nice one. Good going. The tone up on the
mountain is super fun. It’s just a bunch of families
out there having fun, cheering each other on. So it was really
similar to Shames as well, where it’s
just people, everyone’s up there for the right
reasons and it’s just friends and family ripping around. It’s what skiing should be. Kind of just this amazing
wrap up to our adventure in the north. I think the thing that I loved
most about being up north was the people and how
welcoming they were. For me, when people are asking
how the last two weeks was, it’s just a nice,
slower pace up there. And I would say that
it’s just– everyone up there is super inviting
and really accommodating. We’re very proud of what
is here and what we offer. Any time you can incorporate
somebody new into that circle, it just grows, and so
it benefits everybody. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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