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Goodbye Blue Mountain, Hello… Glen Eden?

For the past five years or so, I have been buying passes to Blue Mountain Resort. This “mountain” (hill), is located north-west of Barrie, Ontario and is extremely popular as it is the best ski/snowboarding option in a fairly large geographical radius here in Southern Ontario. However, popular means busy and busy means line-ups. The […]

Whistler Trip: Two Days to Go!

My 10th trip to Whistler approaches! I’m definitely psyched. Getting There This time Sunday morning, I should hopefully be airborne, flying an Air Canada 777 en route to Hong Kong by way of Vancouver. (I chose that flight because as an Air Canada Elite member, I had a decent shot at upgrading to one of […]

Whistler: A Weather Report I Can Get Behind

As I mentioned in yesterday’s return to blogging about snowboarding, I am heading to Whistler for a few days next week. With a baby due in January, I knew my annual week-long trip to Whistler to ride was not going to happen. I had resigned myself to skipping this year entirely, but some vacation days […]

The Snowboarding Blog that Refuses to Die.

Damn you, blog. It’s been more than a year since anything has been posted at Highly Obsessed. And even when we did post some stuff last year, it didn’t last long. It’s been a struggle the past couple of years. So, what happened? It’s not like we enjoy snowboarding less than we used to. Personally, […]

Here Comes the Eastern Snowboard League

“These are the kids that kill it just as hard as the ‘other East Coast’ kids. They’re kind of like the ‘what about us? We’re east coast, too’ crew. These aren’t academy riders. They don’t have the luxury of travelling to multiple resorts in their own backyard. They have one resort, and that’s their resort. That’s their […]

Gotta Love Twitter Updates

From Whistler’s Twitter feed: It’s puking up on the Mountain! http://ow.ly/i/4T0G #whistler #lovesnow

Helmet Usage Is Up In Canada. Mostly.

Remember when helmets were taboo? It wasn’t too long ago. Anyone wearing a helmet on the slopes who was skiing or riding recreationally was looked at kind of funny. But with the advent of the park, and many snow stars going “mainstream” if you will, helmets have become the norm. I find there’s a similar […]

Updates From Across the Country

I was just reading a recent newsletter from the Canadian Ski Council, and they have a nice roundup of resort improvements this season across Canada. Click the links below to find updates on one close to you. Fernie Nakiska Kimberley Mont Tremblant Mont Sutton Whistler Blackcomb

When Work and Play Collide: .CO Domain Names

I’ve mentioned in the past I work in the domain name industry, and I always get a kick out of instances where work and play collide. Here’s another one: the .CO domain extension, which recently re-launched itself, is now selling like gangbusters. And it seems to have really resonated with ski resorts and other businesses […]

Pushing Past the Pain: Secrets of Elite and Not-So-Elite Athletes

So this one isn’t necessarily related to snowboarding. In fact, it may be more related to – gasp! – cycling, but I thought I would share it anyway. Especially since I just completed my first half-marathon last weekend, and I’ve come to realize how much of it is mental rather than physical. I firmly believe […]