One last kick at the can

It’s snowing and I have so much to do. Work or play? Well, judging by the folks I met in the lift line I am thinking we are all on the same wavelength — get it while it’s good, as we only have a few weeks left.

It’s snowing and I have so much to do.  Work or play? Well, judging by the folks I met in the lift line I am thinking we are all on the same wavelength — get it while it’s good, as we only have a few weeks left.

March always brings the best powder days and it looks like this year is no different. Yesterday I woke up not feeling so good — looks like I got a touch of the cold that has been passed around all winter.  It was the start of the spring break programs and I was supposed to be coaching the RBC riders. This is an awesome program that is run by the Canadian Snowboard Federation; it is an introduction to snowboard coaching focused on boarder cross.

We had four kids turn up and unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) for me they were split in their levels, so I dragged myself up and out the door to go coach boarder cross. With all the awesome fresh snow we couldn’t have asked for a better day to be on the hill but not ideal conditions for riding the track.

My seven-year-old student pointed out the track was covered in powder and there are better places to ride powder. The other students felt the same, they just wanted to go shred so shred we did.

Forget riding with the girls for inspiration, take out a seven-year-old ripper who will throw himself off anything and down anything and try making excuses as to why you are not following!  His enthusiasm was contagious; I had so much fun. Although, today I was riding with the girls and there is something so very special about the energy that happens when the girls are on the hill.

So this is it the final countdown.  Summer is around the corner and my bike is ready to go. There’s lots to get organized, but there is always time for one more run, right?

See you on the hill.

Natasha Lockey runs Bettygohard Women’s Action Sports Community. Originally from New Zealand she has been living and playing in the Kootenays for the past seven years.