What is a Yardsale?

What is a Yardsale?

This past week I learned a new definition for the word "yardsale".

yardsale

/ˈyärd ˌsāl/

Definition: When a skier wipes out and all their equipment... i.e. ski poles, skis, googles, go pro (to name a few things), get scattered across a large area. 

If you've ever been skiing, then it's almost guaranteed that you've had the experience of at least one "yardsale". It's almost a rite of passage into this winter sport. An important milestone, just like learning how to carve :-)

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Ha! You thought I was going to post a picture of a "yardsale" didn't you??

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Luke taught me all about ski terms and skiing over our winter holiday in the mountains and I experienced my full share of "yardsales" (to you who might be interested).

 It felt like we were skiing in the clouds at the summit! 

It felt like we were skiing in the clouds at the summit! 

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We spent Christmas together in Jasper and then drove up into BC to spend New Years with some friends. 

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-35C was the lowest we felt and the warmest was -10C. Balaclavas were our favourite accessory and we drank plenty of caffeine to help power us through the cold days! 

Our favourite stops were: Bear Paw Cafe (for their legendary rhubarb squares), Wicked Cup (sounds bad, but tastes good) and SnowDome Coffee (for their tasty turmeric lattes and pretty latte art).

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After grabbing coffees and a rhubarb square for the road, we left for BC and further adventures. 

Spotting wildlife along the roadside is always a highlight! Although we saw a few different types of wildlife, I'm still waiting to see my first wild moose and will be very happy when I do ;)

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We drove through snow covered peaks and trees, till we arrived at the quaint town of Invermere.

The Halverson Family our hosts, treated us like royalty and fed us delicious meals!

 A rare shot of the snowboarders taking a break ;)

A rare shot of the snowboarders taking a break ;)

 1 beard x 0 balaclava + winter = 1 frosty beard

1 beard x 0 balaclava + winter = 1 frosty beard

 Lovebirds taking a lift 

Lovebirds taking a lift 

 Snow much fun.

Snow much fun.

 Good friends make for good times :)

Good friends make for good times :)

We went skating on the lake one day.

 Fun Fact: Lake Windermere has the longest skating path in the world! 

Fun Fact: Lake Windermere has the longest skating path in the world! 

 Some of our crazy group ^^^

Some of our crazy group ^^^

 There was always something warm and yummy to eat when you came in from the cold!

There was always something warm and yummy to eat when you came in from the cold!

 Happy New Year!!!! Doesn't it seem like each year flies by more quickly then the last?!

Happy New Year!!!! Doesn't it seem like each year flies by more quickly then the last?!

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Like all good things, our trip soon came to an end... and before we knew it we were on our way home! #UntilNextTime 

 This ski trip powered by: Kicking Horse Coffee ...just sip and ski, sip and ski ;) Special thanks to Linnea for keeping us well supplied!

This ski trip powered by: Kicking Horse Coffee ...just sip and ski, sip and ski ;) Special thanks to Linnea for keeping us well supplied!

A White Christmas

A White Christmas

Visitors From Another Country

Visitors From Another Country