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22February 2019

Après-Ski, Then and Now

“It opens around 3:30, and by 4:00 people are dancing on the tables. Every day.” I had asked Kurt for his take on the ultimate après-ski scene from what he’s seen in Europe. He made a noise that made it clear there was only one answer. It came fast and decisive: Austria. St.[...]

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25January 2019

Embedded: Why Some Trips Are Just Better Than Others

“I think I’m going to pass out.” After striking out at the sixth place we thought might serve breakfast, we finally found a spot for a croissant and some cheese so we wouldn’t faint on the sidewalk on our first morning wandering through Grindelwald. It was the first 24 hours after transcontinental[...]

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12January 2019

Trying something new? Remember this.

My Christmas gift to Jeff a few years back was a banjo. He loves bluegrass music, and had been saying for a while that he would really love the chance to finally learn to play a musical instrument. I believed his enthusiasm, but I spent many months testing his resolve. I grew up[...]

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17December 2018

December Conditions Report In Photos

Winter kept us all in suspense this year. Through the fall, it snowed, sure, but it didn’t really stack up very quickly. Across the province, everyone was nervously watching the forecasts, thinking ‘well, let’s go already!’ Then, BOOM. The Purcells got hit with 120 cm (that’s over a METRE, or FOUR FEET) of[...]

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