Trippin’ | Whistler

In my neck of the woods, winter doesn’t mean snow and ice and blizzards. It means rain and rain and rain. So, like a kid on a snow day, I get really excited about a few sparkly flakes.

And that, my friends, is why I love the mountains. Especially trudging from frozen lake to frozen lake on snowshoes, my absolute favourite winter workout.

It’s a lot like hiking. Except the bears are hibernating so you’re not as worried about being charged by one (I never want to experience that again).

But really, I’m just in it for the après.

Then again, aren’t we all into winter sports for the après?

He’d say yes.

[American Eagle sweater, vintage men’s plaid shirt, Cougar boots, Tubbs snowshoes.]

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  • Reply Shelley January 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Apres is the best; there is nothing like a tributary drink with rosy cheeks from a day (or 1/2 days) workout :)

  • Reply Anna January 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    love the plaid… and the dog.

  • Reply Anna January 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    btw here’s pics from my trip to the snow –

  • Reply Liv January 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    yay Leroy!

    question for you – does this mean doggies are welcomed on the whistler snowshoe trails?

    Can’t wait to head up there again. Apres are great, but hitting the hot tub after is the best.

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon January 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Shelley — I’m all about the 1/2 day workout! I can never, ever get an early start.

    Anna — Those are too, too cute!

    Liv — Ummm… dogs definitely aren’t allowed on the cross country trails, not sure about the groomed trails. They are allowed up at Cypress though!

  • Reply J K January 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    shout out to LL Cool Lodge.

  • Reply Shannon(8foot6) January 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I just bought a pair of these Cougar Boots! I want to tell the world!!!!!!!!!

    (Then I went into my google reader to see who else has blogged about them…i’m a geek!)

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon January 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    JK — I refuse to stay anywhere else!

    Shannon — How much do you love them?!?! SO great in the snow!

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