March has been an interesting month weather wise in the Sea to Sky corridor. Here in Whistler, we have been enjoying record breaking snow fall with epic powder days to be enjoyed on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, whilst 40 minutes’ drive south in Squamish the mountain biking trails are pretty much all open and good to go.
Saturday saw the first of the 2012 SORCA volunteer trail days as organised by Roland Benesocky.
T2R Guide Manager Mark and I headed down to Squamish from Whistler to attend the trail day, arriving at the Diamondhead car park at 9.45am.
Working with SORCA on a trail day organised by Roland, we headed down to Squamish with a number of the team as well as three guests to do some buffing on the fun descent trail ‘Lowdown’ in the Diamondhead area of trails.
With a nice bright sunny day and a good turn out of volunteers we quickly buffed the whole trail adding ‘gold’ to improve the sustainably in places. We also improved the drainage where needed along the trail.
It was that time of the year again. The winter was over and the spring had begun. There was a lot of anticipation and excitement in the air, especially from guide director Dan, who had been looking forward to this day since the beginning of winter. What am I talking about? Well it is May the 1st , which is the first day of operation for Ticket2Ride’s 2011 team
Since the summer of 2008, the team at Ticket2RideBC have been lovingly restoring one of the classic Squamish trails, ‘Don’t Tell Jude’.
When we took on the project in agreement with SORCA, we started to replace the worst of the extensive collection of ladder work throughout the trail starting with the worst sections and then working along to the less bad and so on.
Now that all the snow had cleared from the Squamish trail this week I took five of the T2R team down to Squamish for a solid day of replacing some of the last bits of ladder work needing to be replace.
A bright and sunny Saturday morning on March 26th meant just one thing to the Ticker2RideBC household, riding in Squamish, so we loaded up the F150 with a selection of Commencal bikes and headed off down the Sea to Sky highway to Republic bikes.
With the snow on the retreat, and some business to attend to in Squamish, Dan, Sean and I felt that Monday 14th of March would be a good day to get down to Squamish with the bikes and go for a spin around some of the lower trails to blow the winter cobwebs off and start getting guiding fit for the fast approaching summer season at Ticket2RideBC.