I have lurked for a while but I thought I would introduce myself. I live near the base of Hemlock Valley in the Fraser Valley. I started snowboarding in '89 when nobody really knew what it was. I spent 5 years as a backcountry guide with the Canada West Mt School Canada West Mountain School - Mountaineering, rock climbing and backcountry skiing guided expeditions and courses
where I helped develop avalanche courses specific to snowboarders. Scroll ahead quite a few years and I now have a family and I am one of the owners of CanadianCartel.com
Looks like a great community here.