Just Another Day On The Mountain
November 26 2016
After catching the morning ferry from Alliford Bay to Skidegate I set out for the base of Sleeping Beauty Mountain with my friend Neil Goodwin for some early season riding. There has been some snowfall this past week around the 700 meter mark and the freezing level stabilized enough that there was good promise for some turns. It is remarkably uncommon to hear of anyone snowboarding or skiing the local mountains on Haida Gwaii. It has been a goal of mine since I moved to the islands to invigorate others into the sensational backcountry with their boards and skis and finding their own amazing lines right here at home.
Against all odds Neil and I ran into four locals coming up the mountain with their dogs. One of these locals, Alanah filmed a smart phone video of my second run popping out of a summit hidden in the trees