Matt Ruta

The Brewer Lakes trail, near Invermere, BC is a ride that I hold in very high regard. It’s a fantastic alpine trail, the scenery is unbeatable, it has scree slopes that make...

Note: This trip report has been sitting as a draft for months, though I’ve only now decided to publish it. The ascent itself took place July 23 2013. All photos courtesy...

Early in the season, my friend Cam and I were discussing spending a few nights at a backcountry hut sometime over a beer or two. We knew that Alpine Club huts,...

I don’t really believe it. April is here and it feels like November was yesterday. I hardly noticed March at all. That, I guess is the nature of a busy season....

http://vimeo.com/84177095 It’s been a while. But the snow’s back and so am I. After a less than inspired start to the season, mother nature finally delivered at Kicking Horse. A very...

Here it is; that great big post that comes a bit too late and just sort of sums up a whole lot of things. Things that really all could have been...

Spring has to be my favourite time of year to ski. It’s funny really, because growing up in Calgary I always thought of it as the the indecisive, slushy ugly duckling of the...

One of the greatest things I get to do as an athlete is travel. Even my meagre career has taken me places I never would have otherwise gone and provided me...

Check out this quick edit of a ripping lap through some of my favourite trees.