Grouse 48 hours with Dan and Tan

Hey everyone, I know that it is a week since 48 hours at Grouse and I haven't written an update about it, so here it is! We arrived Saturday evening around 8pm and upon getting our passes scanned, we had to go through the security checkpoint. Here is my neighbor Corey Mcintosh, who came up with me and Tanya starting the night off right with a huge smile...as he is about to get frisked by security.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Corey Macintosh loves Grouse Mountain"]Corey Macintosh loves Grouse Mountain[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="No alcohol for you Corey, aka CJ, aka 25 year old woman ANDREA. (long story)"]No alcohol for you Corey, aka CJ, aka 25 year old woman ANDREA. (long story)[/caption]

As the night went on, crowds came and went, snow was hardpacked, a little icy in some spots but not too bad at all. Saturday night proved itself to be a much more mellow night than the one previous.

Corey, my girlfriend Tanya and myself met up with Grouse's very own Charlie Grinnell and Rod Caula and got some filming done. Since the lines were mellow we did about 2-3 hours of follow cams while Charlie camped out at the second jump. At first we filmed with a wide angle lens which is a little harder to film with compared to a fisheye because with a fisheye you can pretty much point it at the rider and he will be in the shot while a wide angle lens consists of a little more effort to get the shot.

Once we were too tired to film, as it was around 3 AM, we split up and rendezvoused back at the chalet. After picking up our care packages (Thanks Michelle Evans!) we set up camp at a table. Charlie took his laptop out and we proceeded to upload the footage and started editing. Charlie's energy drinks were keeping him go, meanwhile I was experiencing the crash and burn effect from the Rockstars.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="an unamused Tanya Crail, a very stoked Charlie Grinnell and a very tired Bryce Mclean"]an unamused Tanya Crail, a very stoked Charlie Grinnell and a very tired Bryce Mclean[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="My beautiful T and her tea!"]My beautiful T and her tea![/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="The good and bad of editing in one picture"]The good and bad of editing in one picture[/caption]

And in case you missed it on Charlie's post, here is the finished product! Enjoy!

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/3233797]

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="CJ Mcintosh doing god knows what, but it sure isn't sitting well with Wes Kilpatrick"]CJ Mcintosh doing god knows what, but it sure isnt sitting well with Wes Kilpatrick[/caption]

At about 4am Tanya, Corey and myself decide to part ways with Rod and Charlie, and stop by the DC kitchen on our way to the tram.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Tan and CJ checking out the DC Enjoy the Ride More Booth"]Tan and CJ checking out the DC Enjoy the Ride More Booth[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="These 4 guys were pretty much spooning eachother at 4 in the morning"]These 4 guys were pretty much spooning eachother at 4 in the morning[/caption]

And the last highlight of the night was going down the tram weith the best trammy on Grouse, Mckenzie!

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Couple of energy drinks and you're good to go!"]Couple of energy drinks and youre good to go![/caption]

Overall, Grouse Mountain's 48 hours of Winter was a great success. Good times were had, old friends were embraced and new friends were made. Thanks for the good times!

Until next time...PEACE

-Dan