For any of you winter swine types who like to root through the backcountry powder this time of year, this event looks like something you may be interested in. It's outside Nelson, B.C. at Whitewater ski area: two of the finest destinations north of here for both riding and sliding. Nelson is the Jackson Hole/Ketchum/S.V. of B.C. If you've never been there, I highly recommend it some time in your sheltered, couch potatoe, ho-hum existence.

http://www.mountaingear.com/coldsmok...n.iqqs.32.3adc

http://discovernelson.com/htdocs/biking.html

And it's in February, the Happy Birthday month! Yahoooooo...

jp