We all have that one friend who shoots out a random text about some crazy trip to a far away place with mystical blower powder. Well...that's Ryan Gibbs to me! His Instagram name is @powdergibbs for god's sake!
Right after Christmas he texted me about this crazy idea to ski some amazing Canadian powder in the Chic Chocs. The drive he said is only eight hours...from Orono, ME. I don't live in Orono though, so tack on another 2.5 for me! Great!!! 10.5 hours of driving with only a guide book, some random online searching and words from friends and friends of friends! This is a stupid idea I thought. I even told Ryan, "Ryan, I don't know man, my wife will kill me, I've got a dog and a 7 month old at home. Its a lot of driving and we don't even know if the snow is gonna be good."