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Cuckoo Tales

Musician adventure ski blog

Hidden Chute

An early start is always a good start.  In the alpine, as the very first glow of a clear winter day grows stronger, the sky goes through an array of colors that has a calming effect on the soul. Time fades into... Continue Reading →

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Wolf Peak

On March 7 2018, Rox and Gab set forth on a mission to visit the Wolf of Kootenay Pass. The sun appeared shortly after takeoff, cooking the two birds like barbecue chicken. They rushed to the height of land where... Continue Reading →

Cuckoo Camp

After a January of precipitation and grey weather, the skies finally cleared. The horizon expanded beyond the immediate surroundings, revealing once hidden territories and a world of endless possibilities. Lured in by the dazzling peaks, the Cuckoos ventured into the... Continue Reading →

Dual Action on Brennan

On December 6, the Cuckoos left the nest at 4:30 AM in hopes of skiing Mt Brennan, wondering if they were early enough for a full ascent. Last year, Gab attempted a solo tour to what became a seemingly unattainable... Continue Reading →

Fall in Love

It's good to be back in Nelson earning our turns and enjoying every snowfall.  November did not disappoint and graced us with decent coverage and beautiful snow. There was some rain last week, but it looks like snow is back... Continue Reading →

Pre-Halloween Pow at Gorman Lake

It might have been 10 days before Halloween, but the skiing on October 21 certainly felt like an early Christmas present. The first half of October brought a substantial amount of snow to the mountains, so we made a one... Continue Reading →

Spring Skiing at Whitewater – Last Call

Just as we thought the best skiing of the season was behind us, winter came back in full force providing us with some of the softest conditions yet. Many days of fog and rain in town translated to constant snow... Continue Reading →

Spring Skiing at Whitewater – Part I

Last week we experienced "spring skiing" at Whitewater. Apparently, sun is not often part of it here.  It was nice to lap our favorite runs in trickier conditions, but ultimately, variable snow at lower elevations sent us to Pipeline Couloir... Continue Reading →

Storming at Whitewater

It seems a lot of skiers have given up on winter and the ski hill has gotten very quiet again. That's good, since conditions have not been conductive to touring lately. Low visibility and copious moisture have kept us inbounds... Continue Reading →

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