A Weekend at Whitefish


The town of Whitefish was roughly 5 hours drive from Calgary through the prairies and towards the mountains.


With storm clouds on the horizon, a white knuckle drive through blizzard conditions lay ahead of us.


Thankfully everybody went slow and we all made it safely to whitefish that night. The promise of 7 inches of new snow had *most* of us up early that day.


Walking outside the door to our room we discovered the other room in our party had left a small surprise for us.


We were lucky enough to be staying right on the hill, so it was just a short walk outside before we were putting our gear on.




As were neared the top and began passing through the clouds, we realized just how much snow there was.



What followed, was a day of what was unanimously agreed to be the best day of skiing we had every had. There was no searching for untouched powder, EVERYTHING was powder. At times there was so much that without wide of enough skis and some speed you would just sink into the snow.












Ending the day with a group shot with Jesus. Who knew that he skied?


After a the long day of skiing we headed into town to a bar called “Casey’s” to finish the night off. FREE FUSEBALL!






By |2017-06-07T12:48:28+00:00March 1st, 2013|Resort Skiing|51 Comments


  1. John March 1, 2013 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Beautiful skiing!

  2. Lisa March 1, 2013 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Nice pics!! Looks like you guys had a great time!!

  3. kerbey March 1, 2013 at 8:30 am - Reply

    So many thoughts! First, this will be great documentation to show your grandkids what fun you had cavorting about in your limber years. The shots of skiing mid-air (which I’ve never done) gave me vicarious shin splints. The first BXW pic looked like the opening shot of an indie video, and the last ones are like an inebriated “Christmas with Abercrombie & Fitch” catalogue.

  4. Erin Bartels March 1, 2013 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Fantastic photos, inside and out.

  5. Sheila Morris March 1, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Marvelous fun – wonderful pictures – but I’m glad to be in Texas where the low is 45 today! Brrrrr…

  6. Tuxedo Sophisticated Cat March 1, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Fabulous photos. Looks like a lot of fun.

  7. fatimasaysell March 1, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Sounds like a great trip. Must learn to ski. 🙂

  8. Savage Heathen March 1, 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Whitefish is gorgeous and you captured that perfectly!

  9. Jennie March 1, 2013 at 8:59 am - Reply

    amazing photos! looks like an amazing day!

  10. Jamie Dedes March 1, 2013 at 9:52 am - Reply

    A great collection of photos. Some are quite dramatic.

  11. tinasrabbithole March 1, 2013 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Amayzin! 🙂 Gotta love skiing.

  12. kevincameronartist March 1, 2013 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Amazing! Great shots!

  13. Ruby March 1, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Gorgeous photos, you are so lucky of your snow adventure!

  14. mimiswardrobe March 1, 2013 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Oh, wow! I love the photo with the reflection in the goggles (the skier in green). That’s fabulous! I also love the action shots of the skiers. With everything grayed out by the snow, it looks like they are super-imposed in brilliant living color over black-and-white backgrounds! Fantastic effect!

  15. podnumber2 March 1, 2013 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Looks like a perfect day with fun friends.

  16. littlebtomato March 1, 2013 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Who knew that Jesus skied?! Love it! 😀 Once again, amazingly great photos.

  17. Jessica March 1, 2013 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Love your photos! I used to snowboard but we moved from the northwest to the south and had to retire the hobby in favor of others. Sure miss the snowboarding though. Looks like a fantastic day to be out. So jealous! 🙂

  18. K. Bailey Fucanan March 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Looks like an awesome time was had by all. Love the shots!

  19. Jennifer Bullis March 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    LOVE those powder days! And the Group Shot with Jesus is wonderful, too. : -)

  20. kiwiskan March 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Fantastic action shots. That red stands out against the white snow. Looks like you had a great time.

  21. Brackendale March 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    love the photos but the one that took my eye was the skier in the green jacket and the reflections in the helmet visor, really liked that one!

  22. Ian Beattie March 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    You really should try and relax and enjoy yourselves more on theses trips 🙂 Great shots

  23. david @ studio tuesday March 1, 2013 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Awesome, those snow covered trees are amazing.

  24. AYearOfTravel March 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    This looks like a lot of fun! Such incredible snow. AND Jesus. Wow.

  25. LC Aisling March 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Your blog has been nominated for Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

    With best,

  26. Maitiu March 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    You are living the life. Thanks for the blog.

  27. LB March 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    You all clearly had a great time! I love the snow laden tree branches – they look great against the red coat and pants!

  28. A.M. Ashfyrd March 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Awesome photography. And I’m loving the camaraderie.

  29. klrs09 March 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Totally enjoyed your photo story — gorgeous pictures.

  30. mahamas March 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    amazing photography……..cool I love snow…..!

  31. Louis March 2, 2013 at 6:53 am - Reply

    I particularly like the fabulous action shots

  32. tieshka March 2, 2013 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Beautiful shots, almost makes me wish that I knew how to ski, and if I did ski I’d like to go somewhere like Whitefish instead of the crowded mountains in California!

  33. ksashia March 2, 2013 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Ski pics=amazing. Bar pics=God I want to stay young forever. Love them all. A seriously good time.

  34. timothywpawiro March 2, 2013 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Haha … it seems that u guys were having a really great time!
    Nice photos too! 🙂

  35. afternoonartist March 2, 2013 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Gorgeous photos. Looks like everyone had a blast.

  36. Bill Jones, Jr. March 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Awesome shots, although I think you were over the legal limit for fun. I’ve notified the authorities.

  37. Josh March 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Awesome pics man. And I thought we had it good here in the Sierra Nevada, Spain. Clearly I had forgotten what powder truly is! I did a winter season in Lake Louise not long ago. Never got out to Whitefish. Looks like I missed out!

  38. TheRationalOptimist March 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful action shots as well as portraits. Very inspiring! Makes me wish I were back in Canada skiing!!

  39. swymmer4life March 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    I really like your photography. It’s really neat to see all of your pictures. I wish I lived in Canada now. Keep on clicking your camera! 🙂

  40. swymmer4life March 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I really like your photography. It is really cool to see your pictures. Now I want to live in Canada. Keep on clicking your camera! 🙂

  41. yogaleigh March 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Great shots!!!

  42. words4cards March 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Great eye for a photo!

  43. belasbrightideas March 2, 2013 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Love the b&w and the red against snow. As always, superb photography.

  44. Eileen March 4, 2013 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Fantastic fun, even vicariously. Thanks for the trip. And loved the “Who knew he skied.”

  45. Norunn Mølsæter March 4, 2013 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Looks like you had a lot of fun, and great shots too, as always!

  46. Anna Scott Graham March 5, 2013 at 6:43 am - Reply

    The two at the top are a wonderful contrast to those below, and I love the shot with Jesus. 🙂

  47. journeyofjoy March 6, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    What a great photographer you are! VERY inspiring!!

  48. Raeann Blake (Author) March 8, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    What beautiful photographs of one of my favorite areas. Thanks for sharing with us and letting us tag along on your trip.

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  51. Kim March 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    You’ve been nominated for The Shine On Award. Please visit http://unwalled.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/the-shine-on-award/ ‎ for the information and the image……keep shining!…….Kim

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