These are some photos from skiing at Lake Louise with Erik Olson and joining
Eric and Jennelle for Avery's First birthday, March 2009
My best man Erik Olson hadn't skied in quite a while and had some time after returning home
from Antarctica this year. So, we decided to make a tour up to Lake Louise. Erik was a little
concerned about being cold, so he layered like he was going to the South Pole.
Since it was Erik's first time skiing in about 5 years, I decided to take it easy on him.
Here he is kicking up powder in the Paradise Bowl. You can see the bent Thumb-Breaker poles
he's running too.
Video of Erik in the Rock Gardens
We took a break at Temple to cool off and eat something. Here's Erik doing the "Hey Ladies!" bit
with his suspenders.
After dropping 2 or 3 layers, he was still putting out steam. Yeah, okay, I might have
worked him a little hard on some mogul runs.
After lunch, we headed over to the Summit Platter. This is a picture of Erik walking back
up the mountain to get his pole that he left in a tree. Nice work buddy!
This is the podium that the racers use for Winterstart. Erik was the number 1 skier on this day.
We stopped at the Banff Upper Hot Springs to let the burning quads have a rest.