Video: University in the Sea to Sky - A Shreducation

Oct 28, 2015
by Fault Line TV  
Views: 15,538    Faves: 151    Comments: 3


There is a feeling that is synonymous with the word autumn. The feeling varies depending on where you’re from or what you do, but it’s always present. For my generation, those who have had the opportunity to grow up in British Columbia, autumn depicts warm weather and even warmer colour. Every year I go back to school after a hectic summer of work and racing. Things start to quiet down, and I have the opportunity to get outside with a friend and a camera.

Photo by Kendrick Dettmers

This year, I’m back at Quest University studying environmental science. The university is located in Squamish so that means riding day in and day out. The best part about going to university in the sea to sky corridor is the accessibility to hundreds of trails. I can ride trail bikes all morning and when my legs get tired, downhill bikes all afternoon.

Photo by Kendrick Dettmers
Photo by Kendrick Dettmers

51 Comments

  • + 17
 When my legs get tired, my first instinct isn't to hop on the big bike lol. Maybe I should work out more.
  • + 1
 Dexter, who mind you doesn't ride road bikes, rode from Vancouver to Whistler and back in the same day just for the hell of it, with his Troy Lee helmet and baggy shorts and all. The dude has the fitness.
  • + 4
 You still owe me 20 bucks for that btw
  • + 1
 Yes I do. Let's ride bikes soon.
  • + 10
 OMG Pinkbike is on fire! A few best-riding videos released back to back... Thanks PB and all the filmmakers and riders! Awesome job.
  • + 4
 Lots of misinformation here about Quest's price -- its financed in the model of American Liberal Arts colleges, with high tuition and high scholarships/financial aid. Few people pay even close to the full sticker price. Different than every other school in Canada, but not necessarily more expensive
  • + 3
 Seems like a great school, especially for a mountain biker.
www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/education/edlife/david-helfands-new-quest.html?_r=1
Rad.
  • + 11
 Don't look at tuition then...
  • + 3
 I looked seriously at Quest but didn't think I'd be comfortable in that small of a school. If I had though I'd probably be there right now
  • + 6
 I've two former students who attend Quest. They're not rich, so I assume there are decent financial aid packages available to those for whom the tuition is a significant obstacle. Amazing location. Minutes from the mythic Half Nelson and a host of other trails, an hour or so from Whistler in one direction and the Shore in the other.
  • + 5
 This kind of school is a bargain for Americans looking for a private education, hence the number of USA licence plates on campus
  • + 6
 @ukr77 - good point. Cheap compared to anything other than in-state. My next door neighbour went here and they're certainly not wealthy; maybe her dad sold a kidney though... When they told me about this "small liberal arts uni in the sea-to-sky" I thought it sounded great - for someone who already had a degree, experience, money and wanted to go to school "for fun". I'm not sure if I'll send my kids for a liberal arts degree right out of high school; I kinda want them to be able to get jobs after graduation.
  • + 7
 Liberal arts degree sets you up perfectly for a fulfilling career as a starbucks barista or an unpaid internship. Study commerce or engineering at SFU or UBC okanagan, or better yet learn a trade so you can make a living fixing rich people houses in whistler (or insert resort town here).
  • + 4
 Seems like the sort of university where professors won't assign homework during big mtb events like whistler opening day...
  • + 4
 And it's always sunny there. Every. day.
  • + 1
 >> I can ride trail bikes all morning and when my legs get tired, downhill bikes all afternoon.

If someone was paying north of 30K / year for me to attend a private uni I might not admit I'm riding bikes all day. It *is* a liberal arts program though, so maybe living the big questions earns more credit than just pondering them while sitting under a tree in the quad...
  • + 3
 The most important word was "can". It's not always possible.

-Dexter
  • + 1
 Question for any university of BC students, are there good trails In riding distance of the main Vancouver campus if not then how about the okanagan campus? Thinking of doing a year abroad there, mainly because of the riding
  • + 1
 Really good riding but it's an hour and a half bus or 30 minute drive (depending on traffic) to the shore. The only thing close to campus are flat walking trails which are fun on a cross bike but not much else.
  • + 2
 SFU on burnaby mountain. UBC okanagan has some sick biking nearby as well though sounds like Postill could use a bit of work.
  • + 2
 TRU is kinda meh but you can bike to decent trails and are real close to some other epic ones.
  • + 2
 UBCO has a lot of great trails near by, and Silverstar is about an hour and a half to the top from there. My son "studied" there for four years and loved it.
  • + 1
 Okay, cheers guys! sounds very tempting
  • + 1
 Choose SFU. The school is located on top of a mountain with a cool little network of DH/AM trails. Ride the bus right back up to class/ another lap. Also much closer to the Shore (15 min drive).
  • + 1
 Capilano University is on the shore.
  • + 3
 dreamt about making my master in squamish for a second. then I saw the tuition. I think I'll stay in germany...
  • + 2
 $32,500/year for an undergrad degree in Canada? That is a ridiculous amount of money in Canada for a BA.
  • + 3
 Yeah Questers. Nicely done.
  • + 2
 Good job, buddy! Makes me wanna ride.
  • + 2
 Quest sounds great if I could afford to quadruple my tuition. Sorry, pass.
  • + 2
 must have won the lottery..
  • + 3
 Would you be referring to the fact that he has over $15k US in his bikes and kit, not to mention park pass, etc? And a buddy with a high end video camera to document? Or the resort his home seems to be in? I'm confused. Wink

I was soooooo broke in college.
  • + 2
 Intense cycles makes this all possible.
  • + 2
 nice shred, good music, thanks
  • + 1
 what trails are featured ?? did not recognize any that i have ridden up there yet .
  • + 2
 that intense is so silent, i want one
  • + 1
 That angle at 1:15 looked so sick! rad video
  • + 2
 only $35,000 a year….
  • + 2
 nice 1 Dex!
  • + 1
 Intense for days
  • + 1
 Music?
  • + 1
 Milky Chance
  • + 1
 Unknown Song by ^
  • + 1
 Want more!!!
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