Skiing on the Island

$40.00

Soft cover.

81 pages.

Preface:

When you say the “Island” to locals living here, it means “Vancouver Island.” This is very different from the many smaller Islands such as Hornby, Denman, Cortez, or the hundreds of smaller Islands in the Gulf of Georgia. Any Island that has year round water has inhabitants…

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Soft cover.

81 pages.

Preface:

When you say the “Island” to locals living here, it means “Vancouver Island.” This is very different from the many smaller Islands such as Hornby, Denman, Cortez, or the hundreds of smaller Islands in the Gulf of Georgia. Any Island that has year round water has inhabitants.

Brian Scott first came to “The Island” in 1961 as an “air force brat” at RCAF Station Comox. His father Ralph Scott was an air traffic controller.

He joined the “Fanny Dunker” ski club that winter, and started skiing with Peter Gibson and other students from Robb Road Jr. School.

Herb Bradley was an excellent ski instructor, and ran the CRA in Courtenay. Bradley made everyone hike to Tow Inn, where the rope tow started.

His first hike in with his new skis Scott thought “he was going to die.” Hiking in deep snow into a steep gradient discouraged many, however; young Scott persevered and has been skiing ever since.

His father was an avid skier and the artist had the opportunity to ski not only Whistler, Baker, and Grouse, but the Voge Mountains in France, the Bavarian Alps, and Mount Tremblanc in Quebec.

He even skied the escarpment in Northern Ontario in 20 below zero weather (plus wind chill). You only did 3 runs a day in those harsh conditions.