Finally winter !!!!

It's been over 20 years since I skied near my hometown of Saint Sauveur des Monts,
After living in Whistler since 1992, I decided that spending a winter near my family 
after traveling in South America for the past 4 years would be a good idea.
I got hired as the photographer for the local ski hill of Saint Sauveur des Monts and been spending everyday on the hill skiing and shooting since they're open. It ain't Whistler!!! but mother nature is treating us with a good start, over 80 cms has fallen in december, last year they had this much snow in the entire season! - but I didn't care since I was surfing in Costa Rica.
6 years since I last steeped in my skis,it sure feels good...
So here are some photos of the beginning season so far, more snow on the way and Ice to climb.
After all ... this place ain't that bad... just look at the pics, you'll see...

Waiting for snow to fall...

Summer heat is over, colder days and nights, it's finally time to store my Jenny Rocket
and get ready to play in the snow.
 See you next spring!!! - We'll miss you...
 Our backyard going off one night- Quebec ain't that bad afterall :-)
 Purely Canadian.
 Jen on a trail run.
 Editing images from my journey on two wheels in Peru. From the Archives,
A first season snow fall on a peak near Huaraz Peru.
 Since it's now getting cold with winter around the corner. I needed new wheels
and something to take me where I need to go without getting stuck in Quebec's
10 cm snow dump! ( a sprinkle of flush in Whistler) ... welcome to the family
" Wilton Rider " a 1995 jeep yj
 Editing Colorado Ice shots... from the Archives " Jay Smith on a solo mission
in Ouray Colorado"
 Calixte Leblanc nailing a first ascent on Gravities Test ...
we lucked out on our trip on the Cal & AL mission...  this Ice formation formed that season
we climbed it, then later on that day, we were told we had climbed a never formed pillar!
few weeks later it collapsed, then never formed again....
Probably the proudest route for my partner Calixte - we named it WI6+
and no one has repeated the same way we did it...
Along the journey while Ice climbing in Ouray. Calixte and I met Warren Macdonald.
A truly inspiring man, lost his 2 legs while on an adventure deep in Australia's backcountry.
But today Warren cranks harder then anyone I know,,, still climbs rock, Ice and bikes all over
the place.
Cal and I decided to pull off a full moon ice mission: climb as much ice as we could
in one night under the full moon,,, so here we got the first full moon ascent on Gratities
test, while I took this photo... Calixte dropped his last remaining Ice screw - with over
15 meters above to go and 15 bellow, on technical ice... he ran it out to the top. Nearly
shitting bricks,  - Unreal
Ice climbing in the rockies the winter before we left on the ...

Going trough my ski archives, Todd Lawson on his way up Rainbow Mountain
after an epic ride....
Sunrise over Fitzroy.
Riding the winter dream, here we are getting ready to ice climbing near Ouray
Colorado, January 2008. minus 15 with motorbikes!! hell ya..
Dreaming of BC Pow Pow....I'll have to deal with Quebec Ice this season...
Few shots from september and october...
Jen and I looking over Piedmont valley.
 On top of Cap Molson, Saint Sauveur des monts.
 Yap not the ski hills of Whistler! - I might have to pick up hockey this winter...
 Beautiful Quebec fall, one thing I always missed living in BC.

 Riding Jenny Rocket around the country side.

 Francois Roy after a sweet paddle of the Fleuve Saint - Laurent, Rimouski.
 Jen walking in Kamouraska farmland.
 Yoga time next to Petite Riviere du Nord.
 Mike Burke on a sweet 5.11 at Cap des Peres, Quebec.
 Ulric Rousseau pulling over colors at Cap des Peres, Quebec.

 Ma belle amie Caroline Lebel...
Caro and I both lived in Squamish for several summers, we've laughed and climbed our
brains off, then she moved back to Quebec and I disappeared in the Rockies, Jasper to be precise
where I started planning my 4 year motorbike journey...
I was great to hook up with my good old friend this summer, now living near Rimouski, Jen and I
took advantage to pay her a visit. It had been  7 years since we had seen each other.
She turned the BIG 40 number this sept, with a little baby boy Gabriel soon on his way to!!!
 Silhouette climber at Cap des Peres.
 Jen Smith climbing in our backyard, Piedmont, Quebec.
 Isabel Laughrea climbing a 5.11 in Kamouraska, Bas - Saint - Laurent, Quebec.
 Pierre Cornellier stretching over the Saint - Laurent at Le Bic, Quebec.
 Chica staying away from politic conversations.
Erin Michie climbing the Saint Lawrence River, Le Bic, Quebec.