Winter Travel

2010 Olympics Day 6: Men’s Downhill And Whistler’s Olympic Revelry

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My head could spontaneous explode at any moment, so if this blog stops randomly in the middle of a sentence, someone call my parents. The showcase event of any Olympics is the men’s downhill skiing competition. This one is no different. When I was looking at tickets before I came, this was the event I […]

2010 Olympics Days 4-5: Luge (The Wildest Sport On Earth)

Monday, February 15, 2010

I believe I described skeleton, right here on, as “extreme headfirst sledding, in tights, somewhere within Avatar’s Pandora.” I still hold that to be true (stay tuned, there might be some tickets for these shenanigans in my future). So take that description, replace “headfirst” with “feet first,” and you have the most accurate picture […]

Olympics Day 3: 12 Hours In Vancouver (Mardi Gras — Olympics Style)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

There’s really no excuse for me to only spend 12 hours in a city like this, or any city for that matter, but alas, I’m trying to keep a schedule. Vancouver: bustling, urban, chic, innovative, I had to see it all. Could I? I mean, I had Opening Ceremony parties to attend to. Whether I […]

2010 Olympics Day 2: Smitten By Whistler-Blackcomb

Saturday, February 13, 2010

“Dude, wake up.” “What?” I felt like I was coming out of a coma. “It’s snowing. Get your shit, we’re skiing today, and no one’s gonna be on the mountain.” I didn’t need a whole lot of prodding. He could’ve stopped at “snowing” and I would’ve been in. Whistler-Blackcomb Resort is one of those places […]

2010 Olympics Day 1: Preparation

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Olympic Games (exhale). Well, not quite yet. Those officially start Friday, but don’t tell Whistler. Based on their scurried preparation all day, I’d say they know how much time they have down to the second. For me, my trip to the 2010 Games started with a fourteen-hour drive and a late-night pitcher of dark […] Is Headed To The 2010 Olympic Games

Friday, January 29, 2010

86 events, 17 days, 5500 participants from 80 different countries, 3 billion television viewers, and 1 managing editor sent to stir up the pot and see what happens. Yes, the rumors are true: I will be loading up my camera, skis, tickets, and computer and heading to Whistler on February 9th for roughly a week, to see what all […]

Did You Know Mongolia Just Got Its First Ski Resort?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This winter season is full of Olympic hype (more to come on my plans soon), and for the first time ever, Mongolians can join in the fun. In November, the country’s first ski resort opened outside of its capital, Ulan Bator. Who knows what Sky Resort will do to the legacy of Mongolian alpine skiing? […]

A White Christmas

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

As a Canadian, I am always so proud and inspired when I hear or read about people actually enjoying the tortuous winter conditions the country has to offer. I think it´s great that they can look at Canada´s climate with optimism, even if I can´t. So, if three feet of snow, -30ºC and nature towering […]

TheExpeditioner Ski Week- Day 4: Heli-Skiing

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I feel obligated to put a few posts on the back burner in lieu of our impromptu “ Ski Week 2009” (tag- you’re it, Matt). Next topic: Heli-skiing. To those not familiar, this Jaunted headline will fill you in pretty quick: “Take A Helicopter To Ski Where (Mostly) No One Has Skied Before.” I’d like […]

Video: Why The World Flocks To Alberta For Skiing

Thursday, December 3, 2009

You curious to meet the man behind the myth of’s Jon Wick? Are you going to be surprised at how good the skiing looks around Calgary? Does everyone affiliated with have beards? Yes, yes, and yes. Check out Jon’s vid of Calgary, where he re-ups his caffeine intake at Canada’s iconic (although, not […]

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