Thank the great weather spirits there’s been a change in the, um, weather. It was beginning to feel like a month long repeat of Groundhog Day through most of January, with each dawn getting progressively colder to boot. Ski lifts could hardly spin, frostbite nipped our feet just walking the street, this while the sun shone blue and bright, it’s heat unable to make its way to the down jacket and scarf-wrapped people of the interior BC. But a little bite of freezing won’t stop us hearty folk. When it’s cold as hell, lakes that rarely freeze turn into giant skating rinks, and you know what, we go skiing anyways…even with the kids! It makes the poutine and hot chocolate tastes that much sweeter. To honour those who can’t stay inside, here are some photos from two sons and dads trying to make it happen outside in The Great Deep Freeze of 2014.
Photos by Peter Moynes. Words by Mitchell Scott. Winter shredding by Mason Scott and Dylan Moynes. Truck by Toyota.