Surface Tour - The End? / by Strain

Our extra day in Whitewater used up most, if not all, of the energy I had left. Moving on to Red Mountain, which I've heard so many good things about, was something that my body was not ready to do. I took one lap to say I was there, then retreated to the demo tent to let my body recover from 3 weeks of constant travel and riding. The mountain was socked in anyways, so I didn't feel too bad about not even bothering to shoot.

The plan was to demo at Red, then drive through the night back to Whistler and set up the final demo of the tour at TMC (where you can buy Surface Skis in Whistler) the next day... but the Kootenays struck again, wedging a rock into Eliel's tire and keeping us in Ymir for an extra night.

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We arrived in Whistler a day late, but the extra night in the koots let El and I make the windy drive back to the coast at a leisurely pace, and in daylight.

Note I say El and I. We left Shayne in Ymir, promising to return in a week or so to take him to Denver for SIA and then home to SLC. More on that later...

We returned to Whistler after 15 days on the road, and right on schedule the first major storm since we left rolled in. Low visibility, deep pow and alpine closures - to the trees! Exploring new hills was a blast but theres a lot to be said for knowing your favorite line like the back of your hand...

So thats that. Demo tour done... end of the line! But my adventures with Surface are far from over. A week later, I'd get back in the truck with Eliel and head back to Ymir, Whitewater and destinations south...