Apres Adventures… Lake Creek, AK

We’re not there yet, but like the abundant year round rainbow population that calls Lake Creek, AK home, anticipation is running wild! For two Apres execs on and longtime Apres insider, during the week of September 1st- 8th., time will stop and the individual nuances our day to day city lives will flow away. We have been fantasizing about this trip like school children for years, too many years really. Annual excuses, events and milestones have outweighed the formidable “we may never get to do this again” opposition to make our dream a reality, but this year the stars aligned.

Our fishing abilities vary but our undying love for everything that is the Alaska wilderness does not. At separate times and from two different locations our party will make the 8-15hr pilgrimage to Anchorage Alaska two weeks from today. And thats just the beginning. We will spend day one preparing and picking up some odds and ends in Anchorage and waiting for the last of our party to arrive and then the adventure begins. On day two we will board a trout colored prop plane at Flying Crown Airstrip in Anchorage, which happens to be our host’s backyard and make the 100 something mile flight northwest to Lake Creek.

Gear, food, more gear and our excitement will all be packed into this plane (safely) and the real adventure will begin. Stay tuned for the real material, which is yet to come, as we experience a trip of a lifetime!

CTTSBC – Checking in from BC

Boys –  its starting to snow heavily here in BC with over a meter forecast by Friday.  Thats 3 feet for you hoser Americans eh!  Wife did her knee at squaw a couple weeks ago so to CTTSBC is hitting WB solo this week…With lots of pow, spring breakers, and Easter sat approaching, I am looking for a strong showing from the whistler blackcomb snow bunny community.  Signing off,  CTTSBC

The Consultant To The Snow Bunny Community will be holding 2012-2013 auditions later this week. Feel free to use this post as a vehicle to sign up. 

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The Bonafides Deliver for the CFO

Full review on the fashion tab. 

Best of Both Worlds

Although ski season may just (finally) be heating up, I couldn’t lay off this summer season concept. Hot tub + boating = amazing. I can’t wait to see these things cruising around harbors all over the country this summer!! On top of the phenomenal utility, take a look, the boats look classic and natural, making it the natural choice for the Apres company boat. (Ok – maybe tender, but we love it!) http://hottubboats.com/.

Excerpts from The Sawtooths. Sun Valley, ID.

…Day three led us north over Galena to Stanley and the Sawtooths, where a long drive through snowy plains awarded us with priceless views (shown below) and a long soak in local hot springs. The journey provided some rest for the evening’s activities, including plans to strap on the skins or snowshoes to ascend the mountain we had so enjoyed skiing down a few days earlier. We assembled at 5 pm at the base lodge and hiked for over 2 hours as the sun set behind us. Meager headlamps announced our slow upward migration to busy Cats preparing the hill for the next day’s crowd, as we pushed on under a starlit sky. At the top, out of breath and ecstatic for the summit, I announced proudly to my friends: “Yes. I skinned baldy.” The steady turns I took on my descent in the dark were some of the most rewarding of my life… Full Story @ Apres Weighs In.

What a tease. Mother Nature’s ballyhoo continues in the West!

After overhearing that Denver was getting throttled with snow this morning I couldn’t help my gut reaction, which was to hate text a buddy of mine who is making some celebratory turns at Vail this weekend.  Luckily I refrained, but then after taking a deeper look, the story got way worse. Travelers all across the country are being affected by the snow, including most likely those trying to get to Vail, but yet again Mother Nature is up to her old ballyhoo. It seems that this monster is nothing more than tomfoolery, blowing a friendly kiss by way of a faint breeze to the resorts in CO. while hammering their gateway city of Denver. Too bad there’s no skiing in Nebraska.

 

OntheSnow report for Vail

And Then She Just Wins

After a wild week in the media, Lindsay Vonn took first in this weeks Women’s World Cup event in Alberta, Canada like the rock star she is. Vonn absolutely dusted the competition, winning by nearly 2 seconds (1.95), which was the largest victory margin of her career…. safe to say she’s gonna be ok? Maybe, maybe not, but this is a pretty convincing start!
In related news Bode Miller also took gold in the mens downhill event in Beaver Creek.