We're well on our way to our Xmas and New Year snow trip. Currently enjoying a few days in Vancouver before heading up to Whistler and more after that. Just a brief summary so far and over the next couple of days I'll embellish a little more and include some photos. Left Sydney Saturday morning and arrived in Hong Kong that evening. Met my mate at the airport and then we headed to our hotel on Hong Kong Island, before going out for the night to check out some sights and have a few drinks. Had the Saturday morning to do some more wandering before catching our flight to Vancouver (which we almost didn't make! more on that later). Arrived in Van on Saturday afternoon local time (yesterday) and were greeted by some real gloomy weather. Despite this we went to Van Dusen last night to see the amazing Christmas Lights display before going out for dinner. Today we went to Stanley Park in the morning and way out to South Surrey to see a Hockey game this afternoon. Plenty of photos happening already, and I have my new board sitting in my room and everyone is excited to get to the snow. Reports over the past few days are looking quite promising as well.