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Mackenzie, Skiing & Snowboarding
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Inspired by a North America-wide Burton contest that encouraged growth and participation in women’s snowboarding, seven friends and I embarked on a six-mountain, seven-day snowboarding tour of northern BC in February 2009. The fourth mountain we hit was Powder King near Mackenzie. We stayed there for two nights and two days.
After two phenomenal days at Powder King, we are tired! So much sun, good times and mountain lines. Last night was craziness. After a wicked day of riding, a wicked afternoon in the bar with new friends from the hill, and then a wicked homemade spaghetti dinner, we all passed out before midnight.
Powder King hadn't received new snow in a few days but we still managed to find some pow while there thanks to our lovely local guides.
Today we hiked up to an incredible 360 degree mountain view, took a sweet photo of all eight of us that we plan to blow up and frame, then had one of the best rides of the whole tour from the peak to the valley. Cruising through the trees, we did get split up and a little worried about each other's safety – but of course, we all connected in the bar at the end of the day.
We rushed back to the incredible two-storey log cabin we'd stayed at while there. (Did I mention that the cabin was massive and kick ass and just a few minutes walk from the bottom of chair lift!?!?). We packed and returned to the bar to say goodbye to all the awesome people we'd met over the last couple of days.
It was hard to leave! Everyone had been so warm and welcoming.
All I can do is repeat what every woman on our tour can't stop saying. The people we've met during our snowboarding tour of Northern BC have been incredible and treated us like the hardcore princesses we've always wanted to be. Thank you everyone!. We are so proud to be part of you and so proud of the amazing riding and gorgeous scenery our region has to offer.