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March 6, 2018
by Nate
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The Big Snowfall

Furggelen milky wayCreative Commons License Lukas Schlagenhauf via Compfight

It was a very snowy day on Mount Washington, our ski resort. I was finished skiing and it was dumping snow. Me and my friend were waiting for the bus but after an hour the bus was not there yet so I called my mom. I told her about the delay.

We knew the bus would be crowded so when we saw it we tried to walk our calmly like nothing was going on. We thought we’d get down quickly but it was the opposite.  We kept getting stuck even though we had chains on the bus tires.  It took an hour to get out of the parking lot!

It was getting dark. There were cars in the ditch and two buses flipped, blocking the roads, and a couple of  snow cats broke too.

Now it was pitch black out and we would move 20 feet every hour. I called my dad and he was going to drive up but there was police cars everywhere blocking the roads.  I thought I was going to be sick but we finally got down and I realized that we got on the bus at 4:00 pm and got home at 11:30 pm. Six and a half hours on a bus!

The next day the mountain was closed. There were pictures of cars buried and the chair lift too. You can see pictures and a video here. That day someone went to the out back and fell in a tree well and died. He was not found that day and the snow buried him. That was very sad.

thanks for reading Nate  Luke Lawreszuk via Compfight        

November 23, 2017
by Nate
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Jesper Tjader

Jesper Tjäder he flips through the air doing a double cork 720 he is a freestyle skier for Sweden he was born in Östersund May 22, 1994 (age 23) he made his own freestyle park him is the best or second best cause of bobby brown he is going to aspen x games this year
The first learner trait Jesper uses is risk-taking. Jesper is risk-taking every time he gets up in front of thousands of people to ski. He knows he could crash, and feel embarrassed. He still gets up there and gives it his all, doing his best freestyle moves and getting lots of air.

The second learner trait Jesper uses is confidence. He has to have confidence to get up on the ski hill, and come down on skis’ at speeds up to 20 and 60 mph. He does flips, spins, and jumps way above the ground that win him a lot of different trophies, in different skiing events.

The third leaner trait he uses, is to be enthusiastic. Every time he would falls, he’s get back up and do it again. He would be enthusiastic when he built his own freestyle park, because when something went wrong while it was being built, he had to stay calm so he could get it the way he wanted it.

I was influence by him when I first saw him. I was watching Bobby Brown on RedBull.com and he came on the next video. When I first saw him I had no idea who he was. When I saw the whole video I searched his name up and watched more videos of him.

Near the time I first saw him, he was going in to Aspen XGAMES which is where all the big pros go every year for a competition. The video that I first saw of him was is the one at the top of this post.

I can’t wait for this years Aspen X Games with Jesper Tjader, Bobby Brown, Axle Hall, Tom Wallach, Oscar West and more. Last year the winner was Oystein Braaten. In second was McRae Williams and third place was Alex Beaulieu-Marchand.

November 10, 2017
by Nate
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Winter Night

Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River, AlaskaCreative Commons License Bureau of Land Management via Compfight

Hi everyone,

In the picture you see people sleeping in a tent in Alaska. They’re on a ski trip and it’s most likely FREEZING. You can see how they are traveling on their snow shoes. By the looks of it, it’s just one person. I would be scared all by myself.

What would you do?

I wonder do they hunt for their food or do they have it in their back packs? It looks like there is a fire in their tent but it’s probably flash lights.  Where are they going next? Are they at their elevation or are they still hiking?

If I was up there I would be scared of BEARS. I’ve seen them a lot but if a bear was at my tent I would freak out.

What do you see?

Tell me in a comment!

October 31, 2017
by Jan Smith
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About Me


Hi Skiers!

My Name is Nate.

I live in the Comox Valley. I’m 12 years old and I’m in grade 7.

I love sports and the outdoors. My favorite sport is Freestyle skiing at Mount
Washington B.C. I mountain bike there in the summer. I started skiing
at the age of 3.

Now I stopped playing hockey lasted year to ski on a
freestyle traveling team for the Mount Washington ski team. I’m
sponsored by Apache Pine. They saw my videos and emailed me.

And in the summer the things I do are cliff jumping, bridge jumping and
flipping, motocross, surfing, mountain biking, skate boarding, and
hunting. I don’t like the summer as much as winter because I prefer
skiing.

I have a 10 year old brother that plays rep A hockey so when I
am not skiing we are traveling for hockey.

I like dogs and I had a Newfoundland dog that was 180 pounds. I want a Burmese Mountain
dog. I learned to ski in Canmore at Lake Louse. My favorite youtubers
are Tanner Braungardt and Casey Neistat.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

~Nate

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