Urban Skiing

December 6, 2009

Last Sunday I went up to Nanaimo to photograph Mark Mawson who  rides for Salomon skis. You may ask “Where is there skiing in Nanaimo”  Look around folks. It’s everywhere. It’s called urban skiing. You find a skating rink with snow outside of it. You then proceed to shovel said snow into the back of a truck which is loaded with skis, shovels and a ramp. You then find a hand rail, set up the ramp, throw down the snow and make a jump up onto the rail. Then Marks gets up on the ramp and skis down the ramp and jumps up onto the rail and rides it to the finish. Every now and then Mark may fall on those nasty looking cement stairs, but he’s a trooper and get’s up and rides the rail more times then I can count. We will have more shot’s for you  as we will be skiing Mt. Washington this weekend. See you all up there.

Mark showing us his war wounds.

Mark showing us his war wounds.

Mark making friends with a couple

Mark making friends with a couple

Mark riding the urban rails

Mark riding the urban rails

Mark riding the urban rails

Mark riding the urban rails

Mark Riding the rail

Mark riding the rail

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