Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Half Zip Review
Jan05

Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Half Zip Review

Bottom Line: The Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Half Zip is a lightweight, technical merino wool blend base layer for snowy days in the back country. Lightweight with stylish textured patterning, it’s versatile enough to wear ski touring or with a pair of jeans around town. Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Zip Neck Observations: The sign of a good piece of outdoor clothing for me, or any item of clothing for that matter, is if when I am...

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Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review
Oct07

Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review

Bottom Line: The Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine is an all mountain trail shoe designed for higher altitude alpine topography. Made for longer days in the mountains with varied conditions requiring durability, stability, traction and foot protection, this is a superb technical alpine running shoe. Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Observations: Personally I am a huge fan of the S-LAB line of shoes that Salomon makes and the XA Alpine running shoe is...

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Island Lake Lodge Review
Feb14

Island Lake Lodge Review

Bottom Line: Close your eyes and think about the perfect mountain cabin setting. You might be picturing something like this: sitting on the balcony of a log cabin looking out over a beautiful alpine lake with a vast mountain range within hiking distance, the jagged peaks piercing the cobalt blue sky above. If this is similar to what you just had in your mind, you just pictured Island Lake Lodge. At Island Lake you can enjoy everything...

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Journeyman Lodge Review
Feb09

Journeyman Lodge Review

Bottom Line Visiting the Journeyman Lodge felt like visiting a good friend with a house that just happened to be nestled in the snowy mountains of the Callaghan Valley where we could ski right from the front door. This is a place where you are not just a customer, you are a guest in their home and are warmly invited by the hosts to enjoy the space as your own. A beautiful place to enjoy the backcountry without having to give up the...

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort Skiing
Nov25

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Skiing

Bottomline: Revelstoke Mountain Resort should be high on your list if you want powder snow and a Ski Resort that caters to the modern powder-hungry skier/snowboarder. The resort boasts the longest vertical in North America (i.e. 1,713 metres/ 5,620 feet) and averages around 9-14 metres of powder snow per season! Getting There: Revelstoke BC is around 200km away from Kelowna International Airport, the resort is a further 6km outside of...

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